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09-29-2002, 07:44 PM
I have a Delta 12" portable planer. (Model 22-540 type 2)
While planing my drive belt came off. When I removed the cover and checked it, it turned out that the large belt pully on the bottom was loose. When I tighten the nut that holds the pully to the shaft I can't keep the shaft from turning. (holding it by hand doesn't do the trick)
Is there a way to lock the shaft so I can tighten the nut.
If you have any ideas I'd appreciate hearing them.
09-29-2002, 09:12 PM
I replaced the pulley on my same Delta planer this past week. Took a week to get the parts. Before you put this back together make sure the key that keeps the pulley from spinning is still where it belongs. On mine the key had somehow came through the thin side of the pulley. If the key is there and everything looks OK put your belt on and use the belt to hold the cutterhead from turning. Pinch the belt close to the pulley and try to tighten the nut. Might be kinda fun getting a wrench on with the height adjustment in the way. If you cant hold it that way, the only other way I can think of right now would be to remove one or both of the blades and blade holders and using the groove where they mount put the end of a wrench that fits without too much slop and hold it that way. If you do remove the blades and holders be careful not to lose the little springs from behind the blades. If they fall on the floor they can be a real pain to find. :)
You should see if you can figure how come the planer threw the belt. Sounds like something isn't right somewhere. When I repaired mine I put a new belt on as long as I had it apart and it is a tight fit. If yours seems to go on fairly easy it may need to be replaced.
I just noticed that yours is a type 2, mine is a type 1. But should be pretty much the same.
09-29-2002, 09:31 PM
I don't have one of these planers, but I was thinking.
Could you put a piece of wood in it and lower the head so the cutterhead bites into the wood and allows you to tighten it?
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09-29-2002, 09:40 PM
Well DUH, why didnt I think of that. :)
09-29-2002, 10:10 PM
Good shot! That's exactly what I did when my pulley came loose (twice!)
Used some fingernail polish on the threads the second time, and it's stayed on ever since.
...I think it was "Tenacious Tangerine"... nice color... although it clashed with the Delta color so I went ahead and replaced the side covers :)
09-30-2002, 11:41 PM
Tried it an it worked.