Saw Blade Bore Size

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Forum topic by AHarte posted 08-30-2010 11:05 AM 1728 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2010 11:05 AM

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Anyone have any ideas on increasing the bore size on a 10” saw blade? I bought a saw blade that has a 5/8” bore but the arbor on my table saw is 1”. I had thought of using a stepped drill bit in a pillar drill but I was told that the steel in the saw blade would be too hard to drill?

I don’t want to waste the saw blade if I can at all.

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 12:23 PM

Take it to a machine shop.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 09:13 PM

I agree on the machine shop. That is not something you want to do yourself unless you have the proper tools.
Accuracy is too important for a saw blade.

I’ve had that done in the past with good results.


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#3 posted 08-31-2010 12:11 AM

I have had Forrest rebore a blade to a 30mm bore. As I recall, it cost about $11 plus shipping. I wouldn’t even consider drilling it out myself.

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 09:36 AM

Thanks to everyone for responding. I will try my local sharpeninig service to see if they can do it for me. I was never keen on the idea of doing it myself as accuracy is obviously very important.

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