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Forum topic by groygroy posted 02-17-2019 01:07 AM 488 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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groygroy

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02-17-2019 01:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw arbor 34 arbor

Hi Jocks,

I got a great deal on a 1940-somethimg 10” Atlas/Clausing cabinet saw a few years back. I love the thing, but the old saw has a 3/4 inch arbor. Buying blades is a big headache. All 10” blades seem to be 5/8” arbors, and the mfgsdont give the option for 3/4. Having them enlarged is expensive. I’ve done it for my high end blades, but enlarging it’s too expensive for the general purpose blades I use to cut plywood and softwoods.

So, looking for any suggestions. I’m considering replacing the arbor with a 5/8. Not sure if that’s a good idea. I’m sure that means new bearings and arbor nuts as well. Any suggestions on where I could get all the pieces I need? Any comments on whether this is a foolish project to take on?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 02-17-2019 02:33 AM

I also have a 3/4 inch abor on my saw. But I can spin a 12 inch blade so I just use a bushing.
I also have some blades bored to 3/4.
I suggest finding a saw service that will bore the hole.
I can’t imagine replacing the abor the easy way out.

-- Aj

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#2 posted 02-17-2019 02:38 AM

I should probably look a little harder, but the first time I dealt with this (2 years ago) the only place I found in my area that would bore the arbor holes was a machine shop about an hour outside of the city. I remember it being like $40 plus shipping to get it done. That’s a good suggestion though. I need to check again. The machine shop offered to mill a new arbor for me as well, but I wasn’t ready to do that at the time.

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