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Forum topic by kohen posted 01-13-2012 07:26 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2012 07:26 AM

Help! As embarrasing as it may be I am unable to remove either of the handwheels of my receintly purchased craftsman 113.29920 table saw. I have removed the set screws, the handwheels turn freely on the shaft but won’t come off. I have to be missing something, something probably very simple. My dad rebuilt two of these saws but is no longer with us for me to ask. His saws turned out great and I still use them frequently. Anyone else out there experience this? BY the way, the handwheels won’t come off dads saws either so I know I;m missing something.
Thanks all…..........

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 10:02 PM

Kohen, The lift and tilt screws don't look to be threaded on the ends. It could be the end of the shaft or under the set screw is slightly peened. Try tapping it off and see if it gets difficult to spin on the shaft. -Jack

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 10:35 PM

The shaft can get distorted a bit by the set screw slipping and the
handwheel may not come off easily. Be patient and try squirting some
lubricant in there and a pair of screwdrivers used as levers to worry at
the back of the handwheel can get some motion going.

You can also drill a hole a bit bigger than the shaft in a piece of wood,
rip the wood in half, then rejoin it behind the handwheel with some
clamps or screws and us that the pull at the back.

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