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09-28-2017 01:23 AM

I recently upgraded from a Bosch contractor saw to a Harvey (the maker of the USA brand Grizzly, I am not from USA) hybrid. (I am pretty sure it’s the same as the new G0833P).

Anyway, it came with an extra flange (on left), thicker than the one already on the arbor (on right). Not sure when I am supposed to use it and for what. Any help is welcome.

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William Shelley

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#1 posted 09-28-2017 01:32 AM

The only thing I can think of is that the thicker flange could help stabilize thin-kerf blades, but that would be the first time I’d ever heard of that.

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 02:31 AM

The thinner one could be intended for use
with a dado blade.

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#3 posted 09-28-2017 05:06 AM

Well, I guess there is no reason not to use the thicker one all the time then unless someone can think of a reason why not.
I did order a dado set (had to get from US, can’t get them over the pond) I’ll see if I need to use the thinner one with it.

Thanks.

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#4 posted 09-28-2017 04:20 PM

Can you not asked the seller or manufacture? They of all people should know.

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#5 posted 09-28-2017 04:39 PM

I never paid that much attention to it, but it
seems to me most table saws have a machined
flange on the arbor the blade goes against.
Some don’t. Some use a free flange (washer)
on both sides of the blade. Probably older,
homeowner type saws, but again, I never paid
much attention to it.

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#6 posted 09-28-2017 05:21 PM

Is it for a thin-kerf blade so the riving knife will line up properly?

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#7 posted 09-28-2017 05:28 PM

Can you not asked the seller or manufacture? They of all people should know.


Is it for a thin-kerf blade so the riving knife will line up properly?

- Davevand

I don’t know but that an excellent guess. That never even entered my mind.

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#8 posted 09-28-2017 08:17 PM

My guess would be; the thicker washer is for the normal blade and the thinner is for use with a dado set when it is set up for the maximum dado cut.

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#9 posted 09-29-2017 12:11 AM

What about checking in the manual ?

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#10 posted 09-29-2017 10:14 AM


Is it for a thin-kerf blade so the riving knife will line up properly?

- Davevand

Accommodating thin kerf blades would be my guess too. I use to use dado shims to allow for thicker blades without skewing the cursor.

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#11 posted 09-29-2017 09:42 PM

Is it for a thin-kerf blade so the riving knife will line up properly?

- Davevand

Accommodating thin kerf blades would be my guess too. I use to use dado shims to allow for thicker blades without skewing the cursor.

- knotscott


Thin Kerf is 1/32” thinner than the standard kerf. That means one wants to shift the blade half of that to center it.
I somehow doubt that the pictured flanges differ only 1/64” in thickness.

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#12 posted 09-29-2017 09:53 PM

I fail to see how the outer flange washer would have ANY effect on a thin kerf blade w/relation to the splitter. The blade goes where it goes, regardless. Now if that is the inner flange washer, that’s different.

I’d toss it up to someone who screwed up at the factory when packing the thing. I took a look at the web site for them, and besides the fact that most of their videos were in asian, the link to the manual and other ‘downloads’ don’t seem to work at all… so I’d just consider it a backup washer that may work better for thick dado stacks, be happy, and start making sawdust :)

Cheers,
Brad

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