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I have a 20 year old table saw of unknown manufacturer (but all machne parts are metric). The spindle pulley (mounted on motor spindle - it accepts v-belt from motor pulley) keeps coming loose. i think the socket screw holding it in place is close too loose to prevent it from loosening with use. Any ideas of how to re-tap the pulley? find the manufacturer (if still around?)

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Simple, there are two options:
1) buy a new pulley from any hardware or home improvement store.
2) If threads are stripped from pulley, either retap with next larger size tap, or redrill new hole and tap with same size as the current size. Note the best way to keep pulley on is to have a set screw over the key and another at 90 degrees from keyway. Note 2 - Are you sure current pulley does have two set screws?

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