Rockwell 34-440 10" Contractor Saw

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Forum topic by WoodworkerDave posted 06-01-2012 03:28 AM 1675 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2012 03:28 AM

Hello All….

The blade arbor in my Rockwell table saw is not long enough to fit a full stack of stacked dado blades. Where can I locate a longer arbor?


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#1 posted 06-01-2012 04:10 AM

I had a 34-444 for a while and I seem to remember that you could only use 6” dado sets and there was a width limit which escapes me at the moment (13/16” maybe?). How wide a dado are you trying to cut? I don’t believe you can get a longer arbor so you might have to make a couple of passes.


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#2 posted 06-01-2012 03:01 PM

I have an earlier version of this saw, and am able to use a fairly large dado set on it (8” & 13/16 or 15/16” sounds about right on it with the stock arbor.

That being said, if you still need a longer arbor, your best bet on getting a longer arbor would be to have one fabricated at a machine shop. An arbor is relatively simple to fabricate and wouldn’t be too costly, however, that being said, extending the arbor shaft beyond more than half an inch could potentially put excessive stress on your bearings and on your arbor bracket, which in turn could eventually cause a lot of excessive wear on many of the saw’s parts, just something you should probably keep in mind.

I agree with MrUnix in that your best bet would probably be to make a few passes.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 03:24 PM

Seems like I was also able to get 13/16” on my 34-444, which was also the width of the set I had. I also think I had to forego the washer to do that. How wide are you trying to cut?

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