tablesaw handwheel no thread on shaft

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Forum topic by dansdad posted 05-02-2018 01:12 PM 438 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2018 01:12 PM

I am making a wood handwheel for my table saw. Question the old handwheel had an allen screw to attach wheel. New is just wood. How is the best way to attach this? Thank you Dave Gale

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 01:33 PM

Drill it thread it and use an allen screw. Drill the shaft and hand wheel and pin it. Put in a threaded insert in handwheel and use an allen screw.

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 01:40 PM

I’d go as far as cutting a piece and gluing it in to match the flat. Or at least put 2 set screws in to catch both sides of the flat in the shaft.

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 03:08 PM

I am thinking a bushing insert as a collar with some threads for your set screw.

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 01:42 AM

It depends on the wall thickness of the wooden hand wheel. If it is 3/8” or more , you can put a threaded insert in the wall and use a set screw. Or, you could drill all the way through it and insert a roll pin-

Cheers, Jim

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