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DavidNJ

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581 days ago

My old Skil 3400 Type 2 long ago lost its arbor wrench. How careless of it!

I’m flipping blades quite a bit lately and would like to get another. Is there a place where a 1.25” arbor wrench can be purchased?

Thanks,

David


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 580 days ago

NO, is the simple answer. Sorry!

What about a cheapo HF wrench?

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#2 posted 580 days ago

H-F, Sears/Craftsman both sell a open end 1-1/4” wrench. How much room do you have to work with, in order to get a wrench in there? All one needs the wrench for is just to loosen the nut enough it can be taken off by hand, anyway.

last time i looked, a Craftsman 1-1/4 open end wrench was about ~~$19 or so.

PS: Do you have a Cresent Adjustable wrench that can open that far? It will get you by until you can buy a new wrench. BTDT.

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DavidNJ

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#3 posted 580 days ago

The answer isn’t so simple. The blade has to be about 1/8” wide.

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#4 posted 580 days ago

Then, buy the H-F one and grind it thinner. Make it into a LARGE tappett wrench.

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#5 posted 580 days ago

I found an old, open end wrench and ground it down to a width that would fit my Unisaw.

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#6 posted 580 days ago

See if your saw is hiding the wrench inside itself

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#7 posted 580 days ago

Yeh if you have been hearing a special sound like heavy clunking when the saw is running then write to me I know where it is, and won’t charge you much for my time. Alistair

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#8 posted 580 days ago

These arbor nuts are usually a fairly common size. Odds are a wrench off something else will work . . .

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lieutenantdan

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#9 posted 580 days ago

Can always have a couple made by your local machine shop.

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DavidNJ

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#10 posted 580 days ago

The question is which other will work? I could probably make one using a jigsaw, an 1/8” steel strip, and a bunch of time.

Skil still makes this saw, so buying one should be possible.

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#11 posted 580 days ago

Maybe a picture of what we are talking about? If you only have 1/8” of room for a wrench, how do you get a hand in there to remove the nut, or start it back on? Are we talking the arbor nut, or just a way to “lock” the arbor in place?

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History

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#12 posted 580 days ago

Bandit brings up a good question. You don’t need an arbor wrench to remove the blade from a table saw. For the arbor nut, an open end wrench or a cresent wrench will do the job. But if you insist that you have to have an arbor wrench then I guess that it’s your decision on how much effort you want to put into finding one, or making one. I made one for a radial arm saw, it wasn’t too difficult.

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DavidNJ

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#13 posted 580 days ago

It is just a flat piece of metal. the limit is the distance between the arbor and the the motor.

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Fred Hargis

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#14 posted 580 days ago

Sometimes metric bicycle wrenchs will work, they don’t have to fit perfectly. I use one on the inside of my Dewalt RAS to hold the arbor. Look up a Park HCW7. It’s a 32MM (close to 1 1/4”) headset wrench that’s very thin…it likely will work for you.

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#15 posted 580 days ago

I’ve used Bandit’s suggestion of grinding down a open end wrench for all kinds of similar applications. Why would it not work?

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