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Forum topic by daveborg98 posted 04-26-2015 03:50 AM 1099 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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daveborg98

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04-26-2015 03:50 AM

I just acquired a 113.299040 saw as an upgrade to my cheap benchtop craftsman saw. The price was decent enough to be able to do some upgrades. I am looking into changing the pulleys to machined pulleys and adding a link belt. Along with the traditional cleaning, waxing, painting, adjusting, etc.

With that said…I want to make sure I am getting the right pulleys as the In Line ones are back ordered. I found these ones but not sure on the key way. I know I need a 2.5”ODx5/8” bore pulley but wanted to make sure the 3/16” keyway was the right size. It looks similar to the others but a lot cheaper (which sometimes concerns me).

Anyone have input that I can use?

Now off to research good blades. :)


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#1 posted 04-26-2015 03:58 AM

Is there any particular reason why you want to swap out the OEM pulleys? Are they bent or damaged and causing problems?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 04:19 AM

I just did a table saw tune up on my sears 113 contractors saw. I picked up a pair of pulleys from Amazon. The fit and finish on them was pretty decent. They fit very snugly on the arbor shaft, and they didn’t wobble nearly as much as the OEM pulleys.

http://www.amazon.com/Gates-AK25-Light-Sheaves-Groove/dp/B00498AOBY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430021494&sr=8-1&keywords=Gates+AK25

I picked up the Harbor Freight link belt, and was not disappointed.

Take a look at my blog for my notes on the saw tune up I did just recently: http://lumberjocks.com/B4B/blog/53026

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 04:20 AM

The one on the arbor is loose and does not tighten correctly. I have not pulled them off yet to try cleaning them. The recommendations that I see all over with these saws is to trade those out for machined steel in place of the die cast and use a link belt. If I can clean up the pulley and get it to seat correctly is it not worth upgrading them? If it does not make sense, I would rather save the money and just do the link belt (the original belt is junk).

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#4 posted 04-26-2015 04:31 AM

Thanks B4B. The blog post is really helpful for me. My plan is to refurb this saw into something that will last me some years still.

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#5 posted 04-26-2015 04:43 AM

I’ve had several of those saws over they years and only needed to replace one pulley that was damaged, causing it to wobble severely. You might want to get it tuned up and see if you have a vibration problem before investing in new pulleys. You might discover they aren’t needed and they can be swapped out pretty easily later if needed. Just saying.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: The best thing you can do besides cleaning and lube is to put in new bearings… both arbor and motor (if the motor has bearings).

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#6 posted 04-26-2015 04:47 AM

Good point Brad. I will go ahead and order bearings and a belt. The rest can wait until I get it cleaned and such.

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 12:48 AM

Well…I ordered the pulleys tonight. I finally had a chance to tear it down and the pulley on the motor is bent. Fro $11 each, I will replace both. The good news is that the table is VERY clean and is requiring only very little elbow grease. There is barely any surface rust on it. I have to clean the motor out due to mud dobber nests inside. The motor runs but I cannot imagine that would be good on it to leave it in there.

I may also be doing a little work for family and they offered to pay me by buying me a new fence for it. Now I just have to figure out which one.

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#8 posted 04-30-2015 02:34 AM

The Shop Fox W1410 is on “clearance” from Grizzly. My initial impression of this is rather good, but haven’t had a chance to use it enough to write a solid review. For $150 you can’t go wrong. I’ve seen references to this model being “clearanced” before, so they may just be “on sale”.

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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#9 posted 04-30-2015 02:35 AM

I just finished a similar tablesAw tune up last week. I went with new bearings, arbor, pulleys, link belt, all new nuts/bolts/washers, painting the cast innerds and under table white and pals. The arbor isn’t necessary unless the OEM was damaged like mine. But I would highly suggest everything else I did. The paint really brightened up the inside of the cabinet and prevents rust. The pals made calibration within .001 possible and the pulleys and link belt help it run quiet and smooth.

It sounds like a bit of work but the end result is worth it. For the fence check out the Vega Pro 50. I’ve been drooling over one since last year and are prob the best value at 300 from Amazon.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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