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Forum topic by recconore posted 281 days ago 583 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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recconore

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281 days ago

It never hurts to have a monster saw around, so when I saw this beast I was mighty tempted.

http://medford.craigslist.org/tls/4154099975.html

Only thing is, supposedly it has a 7/8” arbor? And takes up to a 9 1/2” blade?

Nearest thing I can find is a trusty diablo blade, 8 1/4” diameter with a 5/8 arbor (which i suspect is the right size)..but what the hell, might as well get the biggest one possible. Anyone know where to find something like that?


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 279 days ago

Milwaukee makes (or made) a 10 1/4” saw that with a 5/8” arbor that will take a standard 10” blade or you can shop around for a 10 1/4” for that extra 1/8” of cutting depth. Makita also makes one of similar size. If you want to go really big, Makita makes a 16 5/16” saw. If you want to go huge, Mafell MKS 185, almost an 18” blade in a hand held circular saw. I have the Milwaukee and two of the big Makitas, if you’ve got some large timber to cut through they’re very handy. BTW I bought my Milwaukee very lightly used for <$100, the Makitas were more!

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 279 days ago

Call Forrest blades. They can make any size blade and arbor combo you need

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Phil53

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#3 posted 279 days ago

You might try calling some of the manufacturers direct like Forrest,Rockwell,Amana to see if they have anything like this in stock. Alot of time they will not list odd sizes like this on their web site because they don’t have much call for them, but they still may have them in stock.
In the past I have found products like this that were carried but not advertised.

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recconore

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#4 posted 277 days ago

Yah, I think I’ll wait for a Makita beam saw to turn up. This guy turned out to be a total nut.

Thanks for the advice!

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widdle

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#5 posted 277 days ago

If you pull the guard it may take a 10” blade..

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