Would like to replace my plastic hand wheels on the 15yr old Craftsman
table saw. About a year ago Sears offered replacement wheels on their
website, but they are no longer available. Any suggestions? Are after
market hand wheels by other manufacturers compatible with my saw?
I bought a set from a local Sears back in December and I'm sure I have seen
some with in the last few months. Sears is in the process of adding and
dropping Craftsman merchandise right now so you might call local stores and
ask, it wouldn't surprise me if some local stores still have some. The stock
# is 9-22262 and the model number drops the 9 and is 22262 which is the
number you should ask a clerk for. If I get a chance I'll check a store not
too far from me tomorrow.
Rob Mills (Sears retiree)
I had the same problem with my Craftsman saw. The plastic ones
disintegrated and I called Sears in Canada with the part number. They
had replacements in stock and were $17 each. I grabbed a pair
However the real story is that they were 10 times better. They were
cast (aluminium?), had handles that were mounted on a slippable bolt,
and had a set screw to tighten on the flat of the shaft.
The local Sears warehouse outlet has more of them and I'm pretty sure
they'd ship to the US if asked. I can give more details if you need
I had to replace the handwheels on my Delta contractors saw. The money I
saved on a generic handwheel was not worth the time spent adapting it.
If you can find the right part, buy it, otherwise you might try:
You can always construct one. Shopnotes had an article about making
all kinds of knobs for shop use. I'm sure you can make one from some
scrap lumber, maybe better than OEM. I use pallet wood for these kinds
of projects (walnut, oak, cherry, maple, hickory, etc.) It can't be
too difficult. I like to use a lacquer spray from a can--dries fast,
cheap and looks/wears good.
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