I was wondering if there are any machinists here on Lumberjocks. This has been a longtime favorite place of mine to get idea’s as well as admire the work of others so I thought why not ask and see.
I am trying to find out how to couple a 5/16ths leaf blower motor shaft to a 9/16ths arbor / bolt so I can attach a 6-1/4” circular saw blade to it. What I am attempting to do is make myself a mini table saw for cutting small woodcraft parts. I’ve looked at several manufactured ones via the internet as well as catalogs but LORD those cost nearly as much as a 10” contractors table saw. Take for example the MicroLux Digital Table Saw, it comes in at a whopping $380 and the Proxxon Micro Table Saw FET, Model 37070 listing for $390.00!
I went to good ol Harbor Freight (cough, hack, gag) and bought there version of a min saw and I returned it within a couple of hours. It would almost cut a toothpick without blogging down.
Anyway, One of my B&D leafhog blower ended up with a busted housing so I removed the motor. I had a couple of DualSaw 6-1/4” Destroyer Multi-Purpose Blades so I thought, why not?! The motor is strong enough to handle the load of cutting 1/4” ACX Plywood. I know, I tried it BUT the method of connecting the saw blade to the smaller motor shaft was not the brightest idea I’ve ever had. No details offered other than I am lucky to still be uninjured. HA!
So my fellow “jocks”, any idea’s?