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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 09-11-2012 12:01 AM 795 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2012 12:01 AM

My 113. TS beagn making some funky noise about a week ago. The blade was nicking the zero-clearance insert, especially during start-up and shut-down. I tried a different blade with the same result. I checked the belt for wear, then removed the belt and checked the arbor/bearings for any obvious sign of degradation.

As I spun the blade I could hear a very faint clicking sound. The noise was nearly inaudible, but the saw is 20 years old, and as far as I know, the bearings have never been changed out. At this point, I’m thinking the bearings are shot, but I also checked the arbor for run-out and ran the motor under no load- just to rule them out. Both checked OK.

So case closed, bearings must be the issue. Couldn’t possibly be anything else. So I found some bearings on Ebay. Four 6202ZZ bearings for $12 shipped. Four bearings was only a couple bucks more than ordering just two. And I figured it would be good to have extra in case I futzed one of them up during installation.

Barely two days later I realized that in my haste, I ordered the wrong bearings. I needed 6202ZZ-10 (10 denoting 5/8” bore). So I ordered four more from the same ebay seller. I didn’t bother asking the seller for a return, due to the fact that my stupidity caused the problem. Not to mention it would cost me more than it was worth to mail the package back to the seller. And today, both envelopes arrived in the mail.

I immediately went to work. Unplugged the saw, removed the blade, and removed the motor. I then decided to brush out some of the dust from the saw’s interior before I went to work removing the trunion assembly. When I went to clean the area around the arbor pulley, the pulley almost fell off!!! Apparently, some bonehead left the set screw loose when they aligned the motor and arbor pulleys a few weeks ago. DOHH!!

So I tightend the set screw and put everything back together. The saw runs perfectly.
Now I have eight bearings to add to my already gigantic colllection of orphaned hardware. And all because I failed to check a rather likely culprit of the symptom. I typically consider myself a pretty handy guy, but I definitely screwed the pooch this time.

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 12:05 AM

You ought to fire that shop assistant :-)

You should consider this a cheap lesson though – you could have seriously damaged your saw or yourself!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 12:12 AM

I laugh with you. We all make mistakes. At least us mortals.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 12:34 AM

Hah, don’t feel bad. I have $500.00 worth of parts in the front end of my Caravan by people that thought they knew what the problem was. I finally fixed it myself with $ 12.50 worth of parts and a tip on the Internet by a guy that had the same problem.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 01:18 AM

People that don’t make mistakes don’t do anything…...nuff said

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 01:42 AM

Glad you sorted out your problem & that it wasn’t a major one at that.

I can’t say I feel your pain…..
I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken!

I have a 113 TS also, that I picked it up off of CL a few months ago. During my initial “tune up”, I discovered the arbor pulley was misaligned and barely on the key. I decided at that point, I might as well up grade to machined pulleys from In-Line Industries & a link belt from HF.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 02:13 AM

glad you figured it out. here’s to another 20 trouble free years with your 113.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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