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Squaring blade to table question

Hello,
I am trying to sell an older model (early 80’s) Craftsman 10 inch contractor saw (113.298032) and in the process of cleaning it up and squaring the blade I found I could not get the blade completely square to the table. The stop/set screws are not the problem but rather the belt pulley gets pushed up against the underside of the table. Part of the arbor housing that is near the pulley rubs as well which causes the blade to be immoveable. The clamp screw is not the problem. There is no visible reason for this problem. I have googled for a half-hour and no luck. Any body have suggestions as to the cause/fix? Thank-you!
Dean
 

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What part of the table is the pulley contacting?
It can't be the bottom of the flat part of the table itself and be the right pulley.
Can you loosen the set screws and back the pulley away from the housing?
 

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Can you lower the blade a little so that the pulley doesn't interfere anymore? You'd only get 90% height, but square and 90% depth is better than mostly square at 100% right?

Other than that, maybe you can file down where it's hitting with a rotary tool of some kind. Maybe not, I don't have your saw so I can't be sure what you have to work with.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I hadn't thought about the pulley being incorrect, I will check out the part number tonight and post some pics as well.

Itch, the blade itself doesn't hit any part of the table so lowering it doesn't solve the problem. I do like your suggestion of the rotary tool, however. That may be the route I will need to go.

The arbor housing hits the table as well making me wonder if some new/incorrect parts were added at some point.
 

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Thanks guys! In the middle of taking a bunch of pictures and trying out several things I finally noticed the pulley does not contact the flat bottom of the table but rather the side of the housing. It is quite hard to see up in there since I have already put it back together and was hoping to avoid taking it all apart again. I tried Itchy's suggestion and lowered the blade to 3 inches and it went all the way up square with no problem. In that position you can see it a few hairs away from the housing. Bzguy hit it dead on, apparently the pulley set screw must have come loose allowing the pulley to slide out too far. I will take the table off and get it right. Thanks again for all the replies!
 
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