How to install Delta finger spring washers?

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Forum topic by amite posted 03-28-2013 07:18 PM 1628 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2013 07:18 PM

On my 14” Delta bandsaw , I am replacing my wheel bearings with new ones from Iturra Design. When I removed the lower axle, there were these 2 spring washers just loosely sitting in the middle of the axle. How do I correctly re-install them? What is their purpose?

-- "That's not a gap, it's an expansion joint!"

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 02:51 AM

My Iturra catalog says your bearing kit should come with photo directions.

#69 are the two spring washers. good luck . -Jack

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 08:05 AM

IIRC, those are to provide a pre-load on the bearing; round middle parts should touch each other and the fingers point outwards away from each other like )( viewed from the side.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 12:04 PM

Thanks Jack and Brad, but what I still don’t understand is if each spring washer should be squeezed between the inner face of the bearing and the hub, or just freely spinning in the middle of the axle as I thought they were when I first removed the axle?

-- "That's not a gap, it's an expansion joint!"

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