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Today I got my 1st big scare on my Delta TS, In over 30 yrs I never had this happen.

I was cutting stock for wifey's birthday gift, ( new bigger jewelry box) I shut the TS off heard a bang and then something hard hitting the insides of the collection area. Loud through the ear protection!

"That doesn't sound good!"

Once I pulled the throat plate out I saw a key sitting at the mouth of the dust chute. The motor pully key insert screws came loose, (after 6 yrs), the key slid out, 2" worth of sliding out.

Scared the crap out of me, (almost). Took about 20 minutes to figure out how to pull the motor, replace the key and put it back.

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I have never had that particular experience and after hearing of yours I hope I never do have that experience. I am assuming there was no damage involved with all the noise.

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First thing I'd have done was change my underware!

I got lost in thought. it was unfamiliar territory.
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My initial reaction I'm sure was to lift off the floor a smidge followed by the adrenalin induced "WTF"??? The fear was that I hurt my TS; sometimes when using the conventional throat plate small junk drops through gets caught by the rotating blade and slams into whatever in the enclosure. This time I was using the zero clearance plate so that wasn't the cause.

I think if I had been running dust collection at the time the key might have been sucked up and I might not have figured out what happened so quickly or until I turned the saw on again.

I've never messed with the insides and or the motor of the TS before outside of blowing/vacuuming the sawdust out.

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Double check your manual. It should state you are supposed to maintain your TS atleast once a yr. Clean and inspect everything that moves. It is why it's called "PM", (preventive maintenance).

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Well I do open it up 4 or 5 times a yr to clean it out, (vacuum/blow out the debris) let alone blade changes or when junk falls down like the blade retainer washer or nut.

I had it open last winter to adjust the miter stops when I rechecked the miter slot/blade/fence alignment. In all cases regardless of the arbor hgt or miter setting, at best all you can see without a mech's mirror are the pulley inset screw recesses. The elevator rod is in the way of the motor's pulley shaft and keyway.

Even though I've developed sissy hands over the last 3 months (not much work) I still can't feel the key and or keyway with fingertips.

There isn't enough room through the throat to see let alone get an arm, Allen wrench and pliers in and turn it do to the depth of the pulley blocked by the elevator rod above it.

The only "CLEAR" way is to remove the motor, check the screws and put it back.
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