Tapered Spindles - Fits Baldor Tapered Shaft Motors
The Baldor spindle has an inside diameter that is tapered to fit on the tapered shaft of a Baldor motor. Unlike other polishing motors we know of, Baldor shafts are not straight, but rather have a slight taper. The Baldor spindles are a friction fit-there are no set screws on the Baldor spindle that are used on other spindles to secure spindles on a straight shaft. They are pushed on the tapered shafts of the Baldor motor, and then lightly tapped with a mallet or a piece of wood to secure. To remove these spindles, Baldor has a screw off spindle remover inboard of the shaft that when unscrewed will push the tapered spindle off the shaft.
Because the ID is tapered, we do not provide a ID measurement for the Baldor tapered spindle. The Baldor spindles will only work with Baldor tapered shaft motors.