threads on my table saw arbor are stripped
i have managed to strip the threads on the arbor of my 25 year old craftsman table saw. i called sears parts and they no longer have parts available for this model. i’ve since bought a new rigid table saw, BUT the only thing wrong with the old saw is the stripped arbor. if i could repair it without too much expense, i’m sure i could find use for it. any suggestions about how to “unstrip” the arbor?? thanks in advance, dbouch
Is there enough metal left to run a die over it?
Are they truly stripped or just buggered up?
try this link with your model nbr.http://www.acetoolrepair.com/index.php
a machine shop may be able to repair your old shaft
You could at least save the motor. Maybe attach a pulley to the shaft and... the sky's the limit.
There's a world of difference
There's a world of difference between 'stripped' and 'worn out'. Before attacking your local ATM for a few $20 bills, get a new arbor nut and give it a try. The metal for the nut is generally softer than the metal for the arbor and by replacing the nut for only a few pennies, you will know if the arbor or the nut are worn out. a stripped bolt (arbor) will have the threads completely removed. An alternate is to use an extra thick washer next to the cup washer so the nut tightens on 'fresh' threads.
SawdustSteve Long Island, NY (E of NYC)
If the threads are really stripped it is also possible to rebuild the shaft by adding metal using a welder and remachining it.
I had this done to an outboard motor shaft for about 1/3rd the price of a new one.
I don't know what the saw is
I don't know what the saw is worth to you fixed but a machine shop could make you a new shaft for probably less than a hundred dollars. Last year I had a shaft made for my lawn mower when the old one got bent.
If you supply a model number I will do some checking and see what I can find. Also, as suggested, a new nut might help.
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