|Forum topic by dave||posted 07-12-2012 02:30 AM||1420 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-12-2012 02:30 AM
I have a Rigid 2400 table saw that I bought second hand. It worked well up until recently when I noticed the blade started to loosen and spin freely after making a cut. I tightened it up and cut a small piece of scrap. After turning it off again, the blade kept spinning and the arbor was loose. I put a small dab of loc-tite on on and after another cut, the blade spun after being turned off but the arbor nut was still on tight.
I unplugged it and spun the blade. It spun freely for 3/4 of a turn and then got snug and more force was needed to get it to complete a revolution. I pulled the insert off again and removed the blade. Grabbing the arbor, it spins part way and seems to bind or tighten.
Has anyone experienced this issue before? I hope to get the motor off this weekend and am trying to decide on whether to buy a new one and do a swap all at once or bring it in to a rebuild shop for repair.
I think it is likely the arbor assembly, so I’m hoping someone might confirm this via experience…..