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Posted on Delta saw arbor nut source

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#1 posted 09-11-2020 09:24 AM

Sounds like my arbor nut issue a few years back… the chances are it’s an acme thread and not readily available over the counter. If Delta can’t help, you’ll be sharpening that pointed stick, moving the TP aside, while looking up that steep hill.

I had a similar issue and started spruiking recycled table saw vendors after the original vendor gave me the no can help sales pitch… After wasting a few months and getting nowhere fast I bit the bullet and took the nut to an engineer and got them to make up a couple for me. The first cost me over $50 but the remaining 3 cost an additional $1.50 (for the three)... Fortunately in my original queries I got a response from another bunny faced with a similar predicament and he was prepared to split the cost for two of them… I deliberately got more than 1 as I had to file a nut down to accomodate my dado set and I’d rather have spares than pay for initial tooling again if required. The fact that I needed a nut to file down and still had the original kept the urgency at bay.
If it is an acme thread it may be a “standard size” that could be canibalised from other branded machinery… I suppose it just depends on how desperate you are. If I amortised the original $50 over the time I spent/wasted searching, it’d work out to be around a few bucks per hour… which I thought was a fair trade… and the cost split between two desperados just sweetened the expense.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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