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How to change the chain gear on a Milwaukee band saw

How to change the chain gear on a Milwaukee band saw
By Bill Dickson September 3, 2015 2739 Views

Hey there! Welcome back to another Do It Yourself article from all the staff here at ToolPartsDirect.com! Today we’re going to show you how to change the chain gear on a Milwaukee band saw.

Tools You Will Needed:

Torx Screwdriver


Before we start, as always, make sure your band saw is powered off and unplugged. We want you to be safe when performing maintenance on your tool. Got that done? Alright! Let’s get started!

Step 1:

First, use your screwdriver to remove the pulley covers.

Step 2:

Use your pliers to remove the retaining ring and washer.

Now, pull the pulley wheel off of the saw. This will expose the chains.

It should look something like this.

Step 3:

Take the sprocket from the saw and remove the broken chain.

Now, take the new chain and finesse it onto the big sprocket.

Then, feed the belt onto the worm gear shaft.

Pull the chain and make sure it’s taut. Center it in the cavity.

Step 4:

Now, replace the pulley and wiggle it onto the saw until its set on the sprocket. Make sure it’s secure.

Step 5:

Use your pliers to replace the washer and the retaining ring.

Step 6:

Finally, replace the pulley cover.

Slowly tighten the screws in a pattern to avoid binding.

Test it and make sure it works properly.

And there you have it! Hopefully, this article saved you some time and money. If you like our articles and find them helpful, please share them with your friends! Be on the lookout for future Do It Yourself articles from all of us here at ToolPartsDirect.com.