Delta Contractor Saw Handwheel Needed

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Forum topic by YouthfullMind posted 12-17-2018 02:21 PM 738 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2018 02:21 PM

Good morning,

I have a Delta 36-650 contractor saw. Yesterday I was adjusting the blade height and the hand wheel broke in half. My blade angle hand wheel isn’t in great shape either. I was hoping to order 2 new hand wheels, but they are no longer made and google/ebay didn’t turn anything up either.

Does anyone have any ideas for a possible replacement? The wheel fits onto a shaft. The shaft has a pin through it that fits into a notch on the hand wheel. Height/angle is locked in place with a screw at the end of the shaft that tightens the hand wheel down.

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#1 posted 12-17-2018 03:16 PM

Have ya looked at the selection of hand wheels offered by Grizzly?

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 03:23 PM

I’d measure the shaft diameter first and then see if other saws from other manufacturers have a handwheel with the same specs. If that was a total blank, then I suggest you buy a keyed sheave (aka pulley) with the same shaft dimensions and outside dimension to match the hand wheel. Cheap and easy to find. Not ergonomic, but would certainly work till you find something better.

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#3 posted 12-17-2018 04:18 PM


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#4 posted 12-17-2018 04:29 PM

I bought the chrome ones from Grizzly for ny Delta Hybrid, did have to drill out shaft holes.

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 04:30 PM

Never mind….says not currently available. Measure the shaft and check Grizzly, Ebay, etc.

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 02:23 AM

Thanks for the help. I was leaning towards buying something from Grizzly as well. I’m pretty open to DIY/modifying stuff, but I have a lack of metal working tools. Hopefully I can make something work with a grinder.

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 02:33 AM

Enco sells cast iron hand wheels of various sizes.

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#8 posted 12-18-2018 02:42 AM

One more question: The shaft that the hand wheel slides onto has a pin going through it perpendicularly. All of the wheels that I see don’t have a groove machined for that pin. Is that standard or is there a name for that type of drive shaft? I’d prefer to buy one with that groove already in place rather than trying to freehand it with a grinder.

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#9 posted 12-18-2018 03:14 AM

I have an older Jet JWTS-10JF that has the same design with the dowel pin/grooves. I just looked and it appears the hand wheel for my Jet is discontinued as well. I suspect your Delta and my Jet were clones of each other, perhaps manufactured in the same factory. I’d also bet whomever that hand wheel was sourced from is now defunct, which means the only chance is to get lucky finding one 2nd hand. Personally, I’d just go at it with the grinder.

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#10 posted 12-18-2018 01:39 PM

McMaster Carr has a nice selection of hand wheels

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#11 posted 12-22-2018 07:49 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. McMaster Carr had the best selection and shipped really fast as well. Made a quick slot on the end of the hand wheel with my grinder and the saw works better than the OEM hand wheels.

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