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Kennedy Hacksaw bearing replacement

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Graeme Durant 123/08/2019 16:08:26
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Thanks, Bill. That confirms my suspicions! I had looked at the info on the site when I started out a few weeks back, but not since. They show a lovely picture of the underside, complete with two nuts - just as you describe. Sounds like I just need to be more brutal getting this incorrect and oversized bolt out!


Howard Lewis23/08/2019 16:15:22
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Maybe the original bolt stripped the thread in the casting? Whatever, it sounds like a bush will be needed to take up the clearance between the current fastener and the original size bolt (seems to be M8? )


Graeme Durant 123/08/2019 16:22:12
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I don't think the bolt has to be fixed solid in the casting. There has to be wriggle room anyway,as this is the way to tension the drive belt. So a clearance hole is all that is required, and when I take out the stuck bolt, I reckon it will be good to replace with a clearance fit bolt.

The originals are Whitworth by the look of them, but replacing with metric like Bill is probably perfectly acceptable - unless you are keen to retain authenticity!


AdrianR23/08/2019 16:22:40
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All the bolts are with nuts underneath.

Did you notice in the manual that you move/ the saw, not the motor to tighten/align the belt. The two holes for the saw should be oval.


Graeme Durant 123/08/2019 16:44:38
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Thanks Adrian - more confirmation! And yes, my base casting holes are oval.

Still begs the question why someone put an oversized but too short a bolt in the main casting by force or design....


AdrianR23/08/2019 17:33:44
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Brut force and ignorance?

Dave Halford23/08/2019 20:47:58
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Don't forget these were made for black iron pipe, conduit or scaffolding fitters to carry around. Any repairs required on site would have been basic

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