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Forum topic by dieselpusher6262 posted 11-05-2013 05:54 PM 1460 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2013 05:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ts table saw arbor bearings bearing tablesaw

So I replaced the Arbor bearings today on my ridgid r4511 table saw. Considering I have never done anything like that everything went pretty well. The saw is much quite, vibration is almost gone, I think a new belt would help with that. Anyways put everything back together, squared the top, got everything pretty much dialed in and went to put my home made zero tolerance plate on and would not even come close to fitting. The blade is now 3/8” to the right of where it was. The saw sounds great, no play in the blade, cuts good. Anyone have any idea what happened, and is it fine to use the way it is? I wouldn’t mind to much if I need to fix it, just not sure where I went wrong. Torqued all nuts and bolts to spec. Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 07:07 PM

Maybe the bearing isn’t fully seated?

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 07:31 PM

I would agree with NiteWalker, obviously something is not at the right place, do not use the saw in this condition.

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 10:18 PM

I was thinking the bearing too, but the instruction I found from ridgid says that bringing the pulley nut up to torque seats the bearings.

I don’t know if you can tell the amount the blade is off in the picture but it’s not any where near where it was.
Also the pulley is correctly in line on the back side and since the Arbor is a fixed size even if say the bearing wasn’t seated I don’t see how it would can anything.
The one thing is couldn’t find is a picture is how the the Arbor sticks out from the bearing housing. Here’s a picture of mine. If anyone knows if this is correct or not please chimp in. Been using the saw all morning and it cuts great, leaves a good edge, runs quite.

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 10:41 PM

I’ll be honest that bearing shaft doesn’t look seated all the way…

I’m pretty sure the arbor flange should be up against the inner race on the bearing.

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 11:29 PM

Definitely not right. See my photos. I replaced my bearings a while back. I measured exactly 15/16” from edge of granite top to back of saw blade.

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