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Forum topic by nbgarageshop posted 01-06-2020 04:10 AM 365 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2020 04:10 AM

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I bought a shopsmith pro planer a few years ago at an auction and it has performed tremendously. However, today it decided to throw the top 3” pulley. Based on the autopsy, the set screw for the key backed out and the key came out and all hell broke loose in the cover. The key way on the shaft for the cutter head looks to be fine however the pulley is mangled. Does anyone know of an alternative source for the pulley (NAPA, O’Reilly, Amazon, etc.)? I really just don’t want to wait/pay for shipping as I’d like to get this project done.

-- TZ, Southern IL

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#1 posted 01-06-2020 10:58 AM

My local Ace Hardware stocks pulleys like that.

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#2 posted 01-06-2020 02:00 PM

I’m a Shopsmith user but, don’t have the planer. I’m guessing the pulley is collared to accept the set screw. That might be a problem. Head over to the Shopsmith forum. Those guys know their stuff and will likely know where to find your pulley. Someone just might have one for you.

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#3 posted 01-06-2020 02:44 PM

It seems like that should be fairly common and easy to find. However, if you have problems, do a google search for “pulley” or “sheave”. You should be able to find on line dealers that carry a wide variety. I found a special one that way a few years ago.

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#4 posted 01-06-2020 03:48 PM

Check eBay. Search for Shopsmith. Folks there are always parting out pieces and there are lots of stuff available there.

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