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#270086 22-Apr-2020 20:59
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I've recently been offered access (post-lockdown) to some fairly decent sliding mitre saws on a bring-your-own-blade basis, I figured it was a no-brainer since I could just use 8" Diablo blades but the saws have a 30mm bore and all the < 10" Diablos seem to be 20-25mm. Since I've never looked past Diablo... what else is there out there of equivalent quality that'll handle a 30mm arbor?

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  #2468096 22-Apr-2020 21:15
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Usually hole size scales with blade size to stop people putting undersized blades on large saws, are you sure its made to take an 8" blade?





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  #2468100 22-Apr-2020 21:20
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richms:

Usually hole size scales with blade size to stop people putting undersized blades on large saws, are you sure its made to take an 8" blade?

 

 

The one I saw a photo of was some ridiculously-expensive Bosch blue series, 8.something" blade with 30mm arbor. I think another was an AEG, also a 30mm arbor for an 8" or so blade. Maybe it's a German thing, been looking on amazon.de and 30mm bores seem quite common there.

 
 
 
 


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  #2468109 22-Apr-2020 21:25
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Ryobi mitre saws have a 30mm arbor. Found that out the hard way. You can get Diablo and Irwin blades to fit from Bunnings, certainly in the 10 and 12" sizes. I've currently got some crappy trademe ones on mine. Wouldn't recommend.

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  #2468134 22-Apr-2020 22:13
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Yeah, I want to use decent-quality blades since it's for furniture-type work, so I'm avoiding no-name specials. Just did some checking on Toolstop (UK shop) and all the 8 1/4" blades are 30mm bore while at Mitre10 they're all 25mm, so maybe it's some European thing... I have the feeling the saws were brought over from Germany which means it's going to be a pain if I have to source any decent blades from Europe.

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  #2468137 22-Apr-2020 22:25
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Carbatech have 8" CMT with 30mm bore.


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  #2468151 22-Apr-2020 22:36
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k1w1k1d:

Carbatech have 8" CMT with 30mm bore.

 

 

Holy [bleep] didja look at their prices though? What I was after was a reccomendation for something vaguely towards the Diablo end of the quality range without paying 3x Diablo prices.

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  #2468163 23-Apr-2020 00:21
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Bunnings have an 8.5 60T 30mm Diablo https://www.bunnings.co.nz/diablo-216mm-8-5-60-teeth-fine-finish-circular-saw-blade_p6370892

The Bunnings description wrongly says 20mm arbor.

 
 
 
 


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  #2468165 23-Apr-2020 01:02
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neb:

 

The one I saw a photo of was some ridiculously-expensive Bosch blue series, 8.something" blade with 30mm arbor. I think another was an AEG, also a 30mm arbor for an 8" or so blade. Maybe it's a German thing, been looking on amazon.de and 30mm bores seem quite common there.

 

It might be some remnant of them trying to metricize everything to round numbers needlessly. I have a rather nice but useless to me router bit with a 6mm shank from eBay as a result of them re specifying things to have pretty numbers.





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  #2468223 23-Apr-2020 08:11
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Yep, Carbatech can have some interesting prices. 😃

 

Also, by 8" do you mean 8"(200mm) and/or 8 1/4"(215mm)? 


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  #2468325 23-Apr-2020 09:08
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8" 203mm (200) 8 1/4" 210mm 8.5" 216mm

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  #2468403 23-Apr-2020 09:46
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Thanks Bung, got my blade sizes mixed up.


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  #2468638 23-Apr-2020 13:51
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Just got an update this morning, apparently they're 8 1/2" (216mm) not 8 1/4" (209mm). At that size blades with 30mm bores are somewhat easier to find, in particular the one that @Bung pointed out from Bunnings.

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  #2468645 23-Apr-2020 13:56
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Bung: 8" 203mm (200) 8 1/4" 210mm 8.5" 216mm

 

 

I was pretty sure I was originally told 8 1/4" but email overnight when I asked said it was 8 1/2". That seems to be the cutoff point for 30mm bores from NZ sources, so at least there's some blades available when you go from 209 -> 216mm.

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Just get a pack of random size bushings to adapt blade to shaft.. I have a ryobi table saw with 16mm shaft that I use a Diablo blade with a 300mm arbor.. I use a 16 to 30 bushing.. works fine...

Actually I confess I didn't notice the 30mm till I opened it after I got home.. 3 hours drive from Bunnings.. I did make a couple of thin washers out of a piece of tin just to get it to hold a bit tighter.. because the hold-on washers on either side of the blade have that slight recess in them.. but it all works good.. and that's on a table saw used for ripping also.. so easier on a cross cut, or drop saw..

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  #2509421 22-Jun-2020 07:52
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You can buy bushing rings easily. The only people with embiggenig holes are machinists with a lathe or mill. If the saw has removable arbor washers it may be possible to buy or make a set to suit smaller blade holes.

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