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Havasumatt

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960 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: scms wobble arbor wobble blade wobble miter saw blade

Hello fellas! I got a 12 in crftsmn scms that wobbles a little much. Thought it was the crap blade it came with so swapped it with a Forrest chopmaster. Assuming the Forrest isn’t bent, the saw wobbles. It’s a 5/8 arbor but with a 1 in adapter washer type that goes in the blade. Anyone have any ideas on what to try and fix this problem? Don’t have a dial gauge but would say the wobble is around 1/8 inch at least. Still cut pretty clean with the Forrest but not what I believe it should with plywood with minor splintering.


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 960 days ago

Could be bent arbor or ? Are you saying that that saw has a 5/8 arbor. Never heard of that on a 12 inch saw.If that is the case that may be the problem. thats not much arbor to support a large plate blade. Is your seating area clean ?

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Havasumatt

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#2 posted 960 days ago

Yeah the crftsmn has a 5/8 arbor. There’s a reducer that goes in the hole on the blade that makes it 1 in. down to 5/8. Every thing is clean. Maybe something needs replaced, just not sure where to start.

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cabmaker

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#3 posted 960 days ago

Good luck with it. I wouldnt know where to look other than worn arbor bearings and or bent arbor. It doesnt take much of a kink to wobble a blade. Is your bolt,(nut,washer combo) covering the full perimeter of your 1 inch bushing when tightened?

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Havasumatt

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#4 posted 959 days ago

Yeah everything seams flush and good. Wouldn’t think it would cost much to start changing out everything form the bolt, washer plates and the other parts. If anyone knows a different way it would be appreciated. Guess I should have spend a couple more hundred for a better brand! Thanks for the replies though!

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Bill White

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#5 posted 959 days ago

Congrats on the C’man. Don’t wanna seem a pooper, but there ya go.
Bill

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 959 days ago

I sould start with that reducer. Is it machined or stamped? Try and check to make sure it is flat. Maybe put it on without the blade and see if you can measure any wobble in it.

I figure you gotta start somewhere, and that would be the cheapest fix if it is the problem.

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