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Mark828

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515 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question

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 515 days ago

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 515 days ago

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 515 days ago

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#4 posted 515 days ago

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 515 days ago

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 515 days ago

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

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