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Old 08-12-2017, 07:05 PM  
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I couldn't remove the nut that held the blade on the motor of my older table saw so I cut it off with a metal cutting tool. The blade came off but I have stripped the threads on the bolt that holds the blade. How do I replace the bolt in the motor? Thanks in advance!


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What is the make and model of the saw?


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You likely need to go to the manufacturer. It will probably be a left hand thread.
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That is usually the center shaft of the motor in smaller saws.
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Is it a direct drive saw with the blade attached to the motor shaft or is it belt driven? If direct drive, you'll likely need a new motor and unless it is a pretty high-end direct drive saw, the replacement motor will likely be 75% of the cost of the entire saw. I doubt you could retap the threads on the shaft to clean them up. You'd need to find the proper size left-hand thread tap and hope the shaft isn't too messed up.

I had a low-end Delta table saw with an internal belt drive. I needed a replacement motor and the only ones I found online were for a generation newer than mine, and the cost was something like $250. I didn't want to take the chance ordering a new motor only to find out the mounting design changed between generations. The online reviews of the saw indicated that the motor was a weak part of the saw. It was essentially a throw away saw. So I gave it away to a guy who was willing to tinker with it. The other option was metal recycling. I had picked it up used for $100 from a widow friend of the family when her husband died, so I got my money's worth out of it.
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sears used to make a direct drive saw, wasn't very good.If you'r saw is a sears/craftsman,tie some rope to it and tie the other end to a boat. Now you have a great anchor from a lousy saw
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Skillsaw. Model 3400. No belt. Just the bolt into the blade.

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You should know by now that you saw is a direct drive and for safety reasons you shouldn't consider attempting to clean the threds on the shaft up, just replace the motor;http://powertool.manualsonline.com/m..._3400.html?p=1


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