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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2020 02:34 am
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Noah Britt
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I'm pretty close to finishing my Westy stamped steel BB/BC. The blades rattle, and I think they are out of clock. These are the blades that had the lead on the backs of two of the blades, so after grinding it off, the rattle is not surprising. If anyone has a good set of Westinghouse 12" brass blades that they are willing to sell, please post below or send me a pm. I have heard that stamped steels and tanks may have different shaft hole sizes, so if you are measuring with a drill bit, 19/64 (Edit: or 5/16) should be the biggest size that fits the hole. The shaft hole in my old blade is slightly less than 5/16, but 5/16 will also work. Pictures of the old blade are below.



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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2020 03:23 am
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I don't remember but, if the stamped steel and tanks have different blades it would be in the motor shaft size.   See what drill bit fits closely in your hub and that's the size blade hub you need.  Otherwise the blades are all the same.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2020 02:41 pm
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Noah Britt
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Thanks for the tip! I just edited my above post. It turns out, the 5/16 drill bit barely doesn't fit in the hole. It is either 9/32, or 19/64. Of course the 9/32 and 19/64 bits are the two drill bits we don't have. If you are just measuring the hole with a tape measure, it looks a hair less than 5/16. I guess I should get that $10.00 Harbor Freight drill bit set just for measuring holes.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2020 10:35 am
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Rick Huckabee
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thelittlemachineshop.com has quality American Made tools , good service and tech support, tutorials etc. great place , I've bought my drill bit set and a bunch of other stuff from them.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2020 01:38 am
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Noah Britt
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I bought a drill bit set and the 19/64 drill bit fits the hole. End result: if measuring with a tape measure, it should look about like 5/16, but using drill bits, 19/64 is the biggest size in 64'ths that will fit.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2020 02:55 pm
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The blade holes will be a hard fraction size... ie... 1/4", 5/16, 3/8, so on. They wont be almost. If they are, they need to be cleaned.

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Have you found a blade yet? If not, I might have one for you. I need to check it out first to make sure it's in clock and balanced. So if you aren't in a big hurry, I might have one.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2020 04:59 pm
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Noah Britt
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The blade slides right on the shaft nicely, so I don't think it is a problem of being cleaned, but I think I'll give it a try anyhow. Secondly, nope nobody has contacted me yet. To make sure the old blade was the problem and not the motor, I just stuck an Emmy 6250 blade on that dog (same shaft size) and it ran like a champ. Let me know the details once you test the blade. Thanks!

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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2020 02:50 am
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Noah Britt
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I sanded and cleaned out the hole, but no luck. 5/16 still won't fit. Maybe the measurements are metric?

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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2020 10:58 pm
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The Emerson 6250 blade I put on there has a 5/16 shaft size, and it was not too loose on the Westinghouse shaft, so a Westy blade with a 5/16 hole should be fine also.

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Try taking the fan and blade to a machine shop and ask them to run a 5/16" reamer through the blade hole. that blade should fit. You prolly have a bad scratch or a burr inside the hub that's keeping it from going on. They may not even charge you to ream out the hole.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 30th, 2020 01:38 pm
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Noah Britt
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The blade goes on the shaft fine, what I was saying is the 5/16 drill bit won't fit in the blade.

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