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The pulley attached to the arbor for the belt on my 15 year old table saw keeps flying off. It is the type with a metal spline that goes into a slot in the drive shaft and two hex screws to hold it tight. I have replaced the screws and the pulley as well and have quite a supply of spare splines? as they are a bugger to find after flying out of the saw along with the pulley. I have played around with the belts alignment and tightened the screws to the point of stripping them and still can't cut one board with out losing it.

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Sound like a nasty problem. Something has to be wrong, maybe the keyway is cammed out on the arbor shaft?? Did you try some lock tite, on the set screws, then I am guessing you got the set screws tight for sure? I know thats not easy. I deal in table saw parts on ebay as "Hokienpokie" if you need to try a different arbor assembly I should be able to get you one with your saw model #, Jim

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