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#1 posted 08-19-2014 06:42 AM

Following up on Mr. Ron’s point: The blade flange on the Unisaw is dished (that is, has a slightly raised rim). The arbor washer must also be dished, with the hollowed out part facing the blade. I had a similar problem to yours (lost washer, of course), when I tried using a flat washer. Tightening the nut distorted the blade. So I made my own hollow washer buy cutting one of the right diameter with a hole saw (same D as the arbor flange), and hollowing it with an angle grinder. Held the washer in a vise, of course. The steel was 3/16”. Eliminated the problem. Those washers and left hand threaded nuts are very hard to find nowadays, especially from Delta.

I agree a TK blade would distort much easier than a FK.

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