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Posted on Screwed (Quite LIterally) By Delta - Once Again

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teejk02

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#1 posted 08-20-2016 10:38 PM



Come on man.. Delta screwed you?!? Many of the parts supplied by manufacturers are just off the shelf hardware store items. For example, I don t know how many bearings I ve seen that are listed as discontinued or obsolete from the manufacturer or after-market suppliers that are easily obtained from a bearing house. Problem is that they want you to buy from them, so they don t tell you what the industry standard part number is. It is not exclusive to Delta – they all play that game.

Case in point… AFAIK, what you are looking for is nothing more than a very short 1/4”x28tpi hex head bolt. However, finding one short enough might be a bit more difficult, but they are easy to grind down to size if needed – such as this example found on the tube: Delta Knife Screw 1340196

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yup…why do people think that ANY manufacturer would bother to produce tiny inconsequential parts that will be used on a relatively small number of products instead of designing the machine to use mass produced parts that don’t matter? I have 3 hardware stores in my small town and they all have those “tray” bins of just about every conceivable nut/bolt/screw that you will ever need (and we have a Fastenal not far away). Sometimes not cheap but certainly much cheaper than OEM even before considering shipping. Now back to the case in point…the screws are typically hard to remove for a reason…I find them much easier to remove with an impact driver (air or cordless). Being able to put downward pressure while the tool does its work has removed a lot of curse words from the experience. As an aside, was time to replace blades on my ZTR mower last week. Breaker bar was not enough (to the point where I called the dealer and asked about whether they were reverse thread which is typical on some stuff). Oiled up my old impact driver and 30 seconds later those blades were off even using my little pancake compressor.


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