I'm in the process of restoring an old Walker Turner 8" table saw just like this one and have found that the arbor is worn pretty badly where the pully mounts. I'm looking for options to repair the shaft. So far I've come up with the following options:
- Build up the worn area with JB weld and turn it back to the origianal diameter.
- Turn the worn area down from 5'8" to 1/2" and buy a pulley for the new size.
- Build the worn area up with weld and turn back to the original diameter.
Option 1 is the simplest and I'm inclinded to at least give it a try. Option 2 may compromise strength, and I'm worried about warping the shaft with option 3. My dad is somewhat concerned about the hardness of the shaft and how well option 2 would work.
I'm looking for alternate ideas or anyone who's had experience with any of these options.