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jimmyhopps

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03-17-2014 08:13 PM

I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while. The picture attached is of the bolt used to secure the blade to the table saw. Both sides seem flat, but you can see that one side extends beyond the core, for lack of a better description. My question is which side is suppose to go against the blade, or in my case the stabilizer ring.


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AnonymousRequest

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 08:20 PM

The bolt looks worn, so I’m assuming the saw is used. Whichever side is used/shinier, goes in, toward the stabilizer. IMHO

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 08:33 PM

On the photo there is a shoulder on the left side, this is intended to fit either through the blade or washer ,or both as I see it.It is how my saw works also It is to help line up the blade and centralize it so that ir turns concentrically.I.E evenly without a rise and fall motion.Just make sure this lines the blade up and true before locking it down tight . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Slemi

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 09:32 PM

The longer(left) side to the blade. It has no other meaning but to distance the nut from blade for easier access of the wrench.

Slemi

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bbc557ci

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 09:33 PM

Looks more like a nut to me ;o)

What kind of table saw does it go to?

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 09:33 PM

Another “the left side goes against the washer”. Left side in the pic, that is.

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#6 posted 03-17-2014 10:56 PM

slemi and fred————-right on

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#7 posted 03-17-2014 11:03 PM

The sholder is intended to go toward blade to apply better torque and to keep corners of nut from wearing at blade washer.

yep,, nut,, :D

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#8 posted 03-18-2014 12:03 AM

I honestly doubt you would ever know the difference if you took this off and put it on daily for the next 50 years. I always put the side with the shoulder next to the washer or toward the blade. I think this is more like the mother teaching her daughter to cook the Christmas ham. She told her the first thing you do is cut about 6 inches off the small end of the ham…then you ….proceed. The daughter asked why you cut this off. She said well, because my mother taught me to do it this way and I guess I never asked. So the granddaughter went to her grandmother and asked her why you have to cut the end of the ham off. She said well, my mother taught me to do it this was and I guess I never asked. She granddaughter went to the nursing home and asked her great grandmother why you have to cut the end off the ham. She said, well so it will fit in the pan. See, I had this small roasting pan and …......
I think it really wouldn’t make a difference, but that is the way we have always done it.

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#9 posted 03-18-2014 02:38 PM

thanks guys.

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