Remove Spindle on WEN 6510 Osiclatting Spindle Sander

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Forum topic by Bbarry9999 posted 01-28-2018 03:28 AM 646 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2018 03:28 AM

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Bonehead Award Winner. While using my new WEN oscillating Spindle Sander, I forget to put the washer between the locking nut and the rubber spindle sleeve. During operation, the nut has worked its way down into the rubber sleeve and I can’t get it off (it’s surrounded by the sleeve). Any suggestions before I start more drastic measures?

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 04:49 AM

Can the sleeve be turned? If it grips the nut tightly enough, you might be able to unscrew the nut by turning the rubber sleeve. If that should work, you’d then have to get the nut out of the rubber, maybe by running a bolt into the nut from above, and pulling it out. Maybe.

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 11:55 AM

Shortly after posting this question, but after hours of scratching my head. It dawned on me to just clamp the shaft with pliers and turn the sleeve by hand to back the bolt off. The nut was embedded tight enough into the rubber sleeve that it just backed right off. Then used a dowel rod to pop the nut free of the sleeve. It’s usually the simplest solution that works best. Lol

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