Al, do you still have the part number for the bronze gear? Mine gave out and when I called parts department they told me that the gear is not available.
--- In email@example.com, "klondike1944" <klondike1944@...> wrote:
> Hi Arvidj01. I finally got a call through into Harbor Freight and the tech gave me the part number to order. I ordered two of them at $21 each with a no questions asked 30 day return policy if the gears don't fit. I'll let you know what comes in the mail and if it fits.
> Regards, Al
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> > --- In email@example.com, "klondike1944" <klondike1944@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Bad news and good news..I was cutting some 1" round stock on Saturday and the blade stopped with the motor running. Opened the gearbox and it was full of bronze confetti. Good news is that I was able to drive the roll pin out and pull the bronze gear out without difficulty. Now to find a replacement. My red HF saw has a 23 tooth bronze gear. The gear on Amazon is a 20 tooth so I have a call and 2 e-mails in to HF to see if I can get a replacement. OBTHW, the gearbox was completely dry. I had changed the factory mud with some new gear oil - and it disappeared completely.
> > > I will post progress.
> > > Regards, Al
> > Would it be worth considering buying both the work and the wheel from a known good source ... like Grizzly? Obviously there might be shaft size issues but it would seem like that is an easier issue to resolve than finding the right gear to match the existing worm. And even finding the right number of teeth does not guarantee the hole for the shaft will be correct.