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Know that a half-competent machine shop can broach a new keyway in an existing pulley for you, and tap for a new setscrew. So don't panic.
 

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Guys --

Know that a half-competent machine shop can broach a new keyway in an existing pulley for you, and tap for a new setscrew. So don't panic.
I would assume fixing the broken one would cost a lot more than getting a new/used one, if you could find one.

I could have been greedy and asked a lot of money for my used but no longer needed impeller pulley, but I'm not like that.

I think everyone was worried that they would just have to buy a new machine or shovel. All of the online parts retailers list the pulley, but are all discontinued. Even ebay had nothing.

Yearly maintenance would avoid this problem.
 

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Guys --

Know that a half-competent machine shop can broach a new keyway in an existing pulley for you, and tap for a new setscrew. So don't panic.
Read on there is a happy ending.
After spending way too much time searching eBay etc. for a replacement, I was about 20 minutes into cutting a keyway myself with the edge of the little flat-file I use for knocking down the depth gauge on my chainsaw. I was fighting to make sure to keep the edges square. I said to myself, 'If you mess this up, you're in for $200 -- minimum -- on an every bit as Mickey Mouse retrofit." I have a special place in the Mickey Mouse kingdom. This time I got on the phone.

A very-competent machine shop cut a new keyway in my existing pulley for $25 (his minimum shop rate). It took around 15 minutes from the time I walked in the door. The square key at Industrial Hardware was $5. The shaft key slot is a 0.197 or a 5mm. The 5mm is the one you are looking for.

If thirty bucks is too much for you, I'm saying I could have finished the keyway cut with the file in another half-hour. But you are going to have some play in your edges. You could Mickey Mouse a jig to keep the file from yawing -- so much.

This is an run-of-the-mill job for machine shops. If your local machine shops are too expensive, GTS Tom Megis Garden City Idaho. I'm sure you could drop you pulley in a usps flat rate envelope and get it done that way. Meanwhile, , if you have any questions -- ask away.

Mine is a craftsman snow blower 917881150 that uses this same pulley.
I consider my craftsman is a husky that has been painted red. ;-)
Craftsman 191079 impeller pulley
or a Husqvarna 532191071.
replaced by the also unavailable 532191079.
note the 532 prefix.

I'm a good researcher. I spent more time looking for this pulley than it took me to have a keyway cut. I think the only way you are going to find one of these pulleys online is if some one parts out a husky or craftsman on ebay and you are lucky enough to stumble upon it before it gets snapped up.




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