I have a contractor's table saw. Just recently, I've noticed that while the
blade is spinning down, I'm hearing some clicking and knocking. I take the
blade and belt off, spin the arbor by hand, nothing. I put the belt on and
spin it and sure enough, with the lateral pressure on the arbor, it starts
knocking. I've had the saw for about 6 years, only the last two of which
have been what I consider slightly more than hobbyist use.
Is it unreasonable to think that arbor bearings should last longer than
this? Or am I being picky?
By the way, I've always had it hooked up to dust collection and vacuum out
the cabinet once a week.
p.s. It's a craftsman