|Forum topic by Sandra||posted 193 days ago||949 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
193 days ago
Yes, it’s happened. I learned a valuable lesson this week about lending tools. No lectures please.
I live in a fantastic neighbourhood. Several of the households have relatively handy people living there, and it’s common to hear the power tools going on any given day. One family has been building a deck, and I’ve been over a few times to help.
I offered the use of my jigsaw at one point at they took me up on it. As well as my impact driver. Really, the cost of those tools are not as significant to me as the joy of having great neighbours.
Last weekend, they asked to borrow my table saw. Gulp. It’s a Bosch 4000 which may be pittance for some, but it’s my TS!!
Still, I rolled it over and reluctantly walked away. (OK, if you really can’t help it, now is a good time to lecture)
I went to use it yesterday and could not budge the arbor nut. I’ve had the saw for a few years, and it has always required one good turn with the wrench, and the rest is done by hand. I don’t enjoy changing the blades, but it’s always been a quick job. I sprayed it with PB blaster and let it sit, still no dice.
I finally had to darn near lean on the wrench and I eventually got the nut removed. In one area, the threads of the arbor are now ‘filled in’. With metal. It looks as though the nut was cross threaded, or something.
So finally to my questions – is there any way to fix this, or am I stuck manhandling it every time I want to change blades? Also, what could have caused this? Could I have done it when I was trying to remove the nut?
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.