I recently purchased an Inline Industries "Performance Package" for my
Delta Contractor's saw. This kit consists of two pulleys and a new
belt. When I went to install it this morning I came across a problem.
To remove the rear pulley, you need to remove a set screw and then the
motor shaft key. Well, the set screw lived up to its name - it was
very much -set- in there. However, after considerable effort and some
spray lubricant, the set screw came out.
The motor shaft key is another story. It's not going anywhere - it
appears to be very much frozen in place. Now, this is a 12 year old
Contractor's saw, but it's been in the Southwest its whole life, so
there hasn't been ample opportunity for a part like this to rust in
place. Nonetheless, it's really, really REALLY in there.
I've tried pliers, spray lubricant, and even light tapping with a
center punch. Nothing seems to make this thing budge.
First as Leon queried, do you really need to take it out?
If you do, one method I have used, not elegant and will probably need a new
key, grip the key real tight with a vise grip then you can possibly use a
lever under one of the jaws of the grip, or you can tap on it.
On 15 May 2004 15:11:31 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Pet Quality)
Freeze spray (I think Radio Shack sells it) on the shaft and key, heat
on the pulley, and tap, tap, tap.
Also, are you sure the key comes out in the direction you think it
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
Thank you all for the suggestions! To answer a couple of previous
questions, I'm pretty confident it's the only set screw, because I
have the original manual for the CS and for installation it only
refers to tightening one. I can see the top of the key in the hole
left by removing the one set screw, so there really isn't anywhere
else for another to go. Plus, the replacement pully has only one,
though admittedly that's not necessarily relevant.
As far as I know I need to remove the key. The pulley certainly isn't
budging with the key in place, and to my knowledge it's the pressure
of the key against the motor shaft that keeps the pulley on there.
I'll give some of these suggestions a try - thanks again!
I'm certain that you are mistaken about removing the key first. Yes, the
setscrew will be on the key, but the key does not hold the pulley in
position axially, only torsionally. Pull the pulley with a puller (hmm, say
that 5 times fast). The key will then pull right out, although you can just
reuse it with the new pulley. Incidentally, they are hard to get off for a
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Is the pulley off yet? If so then hit with a large punch and hammer.
If it breaks any hardware store carries them. If the pulley is still
on and penetrating sprays don't work, then heat the shaft with a
heatgun or slightly with a torch. The key will tap out then.
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The nature of my request has changed. Even with a torch I have been
absolutely unable to get the key out or pulley off, and in fact
succeeded only in driving the pulley all the way to the back of the
motor shaft, at which point it became stuck completely on the shaft -
and after trying every method I could think of to make it budge even a
tiny bit, I lost my temper.
I'll spare you all the details, but suffice it to say that this motor
will not be enabling any more woodworking activities, ever. This has
turned out to be a very, very expensive "cheap and simple upgrade".
But frankly it's par for the course for me - every "mechanical"
project I get myself into ends up taking 10x as long as it should, and
costing 10x as much. So it's really no surprise to me to end up in
Now that I've calmed down a little (but only a little), does anyone
have a suggestion on what to use for a replacement motor on a Delta
CS? The lowest price I see on the 'net is about $250 shipped for the
Delta part (62-044). Something tells me I can do better than that, by
going with some other, comparable make or model.
Any suggestions? (please don't say 'take the motor to your delta
dealer and have it fixed', I'm fairly certain at this point that this
would not be economically viable.)
Baldor is certainly comparable in quality, if not better. Another highly
respected brand is Leeson. Make sure you buy the same type (TEFC or
whatever it is) with the same mounting frame (56 or whatever).
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Grizzly sells Leeson at a pretty good price. They also sell an import motor
which I have purchased and been satisfied.
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