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Forum topic by Mark828 posted 02-22-2013 05:21 PM 592 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2013 05:21 PM

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Howdy All,

Ive been working on getting my Craftsman 12’ Bandsaw set up to do just what I need it to do and have ran into a few problems. On the lower blade guide, the left set screw will. not. come. out! Ive tapped the cooling block out but it’s still being stubborn. Ive tried hitting it with PB blaster a few times, Ive tried heating it with a torch. Nothing. I keep stripping all my hex keys trying to get it out. I’m not sure what else to do, I can’t even find a replacement online anywhere.

If you all have any suggestions I am willing to try anything at this point, Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-22-2013 05:30 PM

If a hex key is stripping on that, I would say buy some better hex keys.

I had a similar problem on my Craftsman when I overhauled it and even using a 9/16” wrench as a cheater on the hex key didn’t strip either the wrench or the screw, but the screw DID come out.

If nothing else, drill the screw and use an easy out.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 05:38 PM

Your, correct they probably aren’t the best keys they came in a big socket set from craftsman as well but I did put a lot of pressure on them before the corners flattened. Ive never tried one of those bolt removers. I suppose that’s the last option. Do you need a powerful corded drill or will my 20v dewalt get the job done?

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 05:46 PM

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 05:49 PM

Your DeWalt will do just fine. Use a sharp bit and it you can get a set of the square easy-outs. The square ones will get a better bite than the round ones. when you get the hole deep enough, tap the removal tool in with a hammer to set it before trying to turn it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 06:11 PM

Alright guys thanks for the help, Looked through those sites woodify, seems they have every part but the one I need…figures. Hope the screw extractor works.

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 09:36 PM

Or economical aftermarket guides that are compatible for your band saw.

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