06:08AM | 11/03/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
4 lifetime posts
Hello folks:
I've got an old Craftsman 10-inch tilting arbor bench saw that mostly survived a fire. The original handwheels were heat damaged to the point that the plastic around the set screw split and no longer holds it secure to the tilt and elevation shafts.

The original part from ***** is close to $25 a piece. ***** also sells a pair of handwheels for their newer saws for $20/pair - but fits a 1/2" shaft where the older shaft is 3/8".

Any suggestions?

Robert Lee


12:14PM | 11/03/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Make your own.
Get a pulley with the proper size hole. Drill a hole near the out edge and put a bolt though as a handle. If you want a spinning handle put a piece of pipe over the bolt. instead of a pulley use a piece of 3/4 flat bar. drill your own 3/8 hole near one end. drill and tap for a set screw in the end. Use the same bolt pipe ides s mentioned before.

Look at other things that have cranks. Maybe one will fit the shaft. Casement windows, car windows


03:59PM | 11/03/03
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
You can also get undrilled handwheels from Grizzly Tools and then have them drilled for your saw.


02:43AM | 11/04/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the suggestions!
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