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Forum topic by RichTaylor posted 02-17-2017 02:09 AM 204 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RichTaylor

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02-17-2017 02:09 AM

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I searched the site and didn’t find an answer to this. I have a Skil 77 saw. The sleeve around the arbor has a raised diamond shape that fits in the diamond shaped opening in the factory blade. All I find online are blades with 5/8” arbors holes.

The arbor on the saw is 5/8”, but with that sleeve on there, the raised diamond portion of it won’t let a blade sit completely flush. What am I missing? Is there a replacement sleeve I need? I know that lots of you folks have that saw and if anyone can educate me, I’d really appreciate it.

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 02:12 AM

Take a 9/16 or a 1/2 open end wrench and pry the diamond out of the center of the blade.

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 03:16 AM

Great, thanks! I guess I couldn’t see that in the online product photos.

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 03:26 AM

You’re welcome!

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 05:23 AM

Most 7 1/4” blades have the diamond knockout.

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 05:31 AM

Yeah, I guess if I’d been shopping at the store, I’d have seen that. Like I said, the photos on the Home Depot and Amazon didn’t make it obvious. I was skimming products pics waiting to see that shape for the arbor.

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 01:02 PM

That’s the best saw made. Some first time users put the blade on backwards. Label faces inside. And no, it’s not for left handed people.

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