Yeah, it's too late. I really lost it after everything I tried ended
up making the problem worse. The pulley got totally stuck on there (I
thought it was on good before, but I managed to get in on even better
- how ironic). After injuring myself a couple of times while trying to
un-stick the pulley I more or less smashed the motor with the steel
bar I'd been using to try to pry the pulley off. I plead temporary
insanity (and I'm feeling much better now, ha).
So for better or for worse, it's on to a replacement motor at this
Well, sorta been there done that too. My recommendation is to keep that
sucker around for two reasons - a reminder of your costly stupidity and
something to beat when the urge hits you.
BTW, you're not married I hope. <g>
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Further, he really should get that pulley off so that he knows how to do it
next time without destroying the motor.
If one is too cheap or poor to buy a gear puller a couple of strategically
applied wedges can work wonders.
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
Agreed, good advice :-)
And btw, nope, not married. I'm actually a very even-keeled person
99.99% of the time. There's something about a stubborn mechanical
problem that leads to both frustration and injury, that really pushes
my buttons. It's the reason I stopped working on my own car - just got
tired of cursing and throwing tools around when things went wrong
(which was often). Unfortunately, to be a woodworker (as I'm
discovering) means putting on a mechanic's hat from time to time. This
may come naturally to some folks, just not to me.
99.99% of the time means that for just over 52 minutes of the year, you
Hm, yes okay you have me there. In the interest of accuracy, I must
correct myself and state that I'm very even keeled about 99.9999% of
the time. The motor incident ate up my berzerk allotment for the year
I've gotten one of these for a cyclone I'm building. Haven't put it
to use yet but it came in it's original packaging with all the
parts/manuals and I expect it to work ok. Just another option.
Wow, this looks like an awfully good option - I'm a little skeptical
of the price since Delta wants around $250 (or more) for their
standard replacement. $70 seems almost too good to be true. But if
it's a direct replacement for the CS motor it'd be absolutely
Actually, it's not a direct replacement. It's a C-face
motor and it don't have no way for you to attach it to your
saw. No really. It don't.
I don't think that should stop you from buying it. You
could maybe destroy it like you did the perfectly good motor
you had after not taking the very advice (advise in
wreck.speak) you asked for and got here with that little
I'll tell you what though. I have some perfectly shitty
motors here that I could send you and you could beat the
crapsnot out of those and have the eBayer send the C-frame
directly to me. That way nothing of any value will be
Thank you for the feedback. You're correct. On closer inspection the
shafts are different diameters, among the various differences.
Actually, I did take the advice I got here. I employed every technique
suggested to me, except the dripping-of-wax onto the shaft (just
didn't get around to that one).
I'm sure you've never lost your temper, so thanks also for what I
perceive to be the 'attitude'.
So, you're saying you tried a sheave puller? Really? I don't mean to sound
doubtful (okay, yea I do), but I have never seen one that wasn't a total
rusted mess that could not be pulled. If you tried the puller and it did
not work, then you have nothing to be embarrassed about. The would be known
as one stuck MF'r.
I stand corrected, though it's sort of a technicality. I should have
stated, "I tried everything that I'd seen suggested to me up to that
point". I didn't see the pulley-puller suggestion until after the
fact. So, no I didn't try that. I did try the various heating,
tapping, spraying, clamping (and so forth) ideas. I suppose that if
I'd let the project sit for another day or two, then re-read the
newsgroup, I might have seen that one then tried it.
On 19 May 2004 19:43:36 -0700, email@example.com (Pet Quality)
the reason the pulley puller recomendation came so late was because
you asked how to get the woodruff key out, not how to get the pulley
asking the right question is pretty important to getting a useful
Sure, I agree. I didn't mean my comment in a negative way, like "well,
why didn't anyone -tell- me?", etc. And you're right that I didn't ask
that question - I didn't know at the time that the pulley itself was
going to refuse to budge too.
BTW, for archival purposes, I ended up going with Grizzly part #H5382
($159) as a replacement for the Delta motor. Grizzly model G2535
($149) is apparently the same size and layout, so it should also work
as a direct replacement. This is for a '92 Delta Contractor's saw.
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