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Forum topic by raf posted 02-27-2009 09:42 PM 1788 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2009 09:42 PM

I have a delta contractor saw I got last year. The last time I went to switch blades, I noticed the flange was a little tight. Didn’t think much of it until yesterday, I needed tried to switch blades and for the life of me that thing is not coming out.

I’ve tried everything (that I can think of) short of brute force (don’t really want to do that)...So here is my plea for help :)

Anyone ever have this issue? Is it a result of maybe over tightening the nut when installing the blade?

Any help is much appreciated.


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#1 posted 02-27-2009 09:46 PM

Is there a way you can turn it off ? Is the blade lose ?

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 10:25 PM

I can only do about 1/2 turn on the flange before it gets stuck. I managed to get it to move about 1/4” away from the blade, so the blade is lose. The nut goes on and off without a problem, so whatever happened… it only affected the flange.

Thanks.

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 10:31 PM

Keep workin it, maybe the burr or whatever it is will wear away. Other than a couple strap wrenches I don’t know what else to tell you without scratchin something up.

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 11:20 PM

great thanks….good idea on the strap wrench…I’ll have to try that out

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 11:56 PM

I would try cutting a couple wooden wedges to put between the washer and blade, coming from opposite directions and try tapping them in a little at a time to “walk” it off. It might help overcome a burr at the center hole which I agree is likely the problem. I had that on an old Delta and just cleaned it up with a fine rat tail file. It just needed a good touch here and there to round the edge just a little and it worked fine ever after.

-- Tom Hintz, www.newwoodworker.com

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 03:04 AM

Got it!!! I managed to get that thing out after about a half an hour…I’m going to file it down so hopefully that doesn’t happen again. Thanks for all the responses.

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#7 posted 02-28-2009 04:38 AM

How did you get it ?

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#8 posted 02-28-2009 04:56 AM

sprayed some WD40…then from the back of the saw I grabbed a hold of the flange with my left hand (with a non-slip glove) and with my right hand I moved the drive belt back and forth until I was able to get a full turn. Once I did that, it just came lose.

Thanks for your help.

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