Manufacturers can custom-bore the blade for you. Forrest does it, at
least. Here's a link:
Look at the note in the bottom regarding custom hole bores.
Probably others do it too (in case you don't want to buy a Forrest blade),
but I would check directly with the manufacturer, I doubt this is something
you want a reseller to be doing for you...
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On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:19:48 -0500 (EST), firstname.lastname@example.org (EDNA)
Well, that is certainly not your standard, BORG-type item.
However, there are a couple of ways to "fix" the problem. First
off, order one from Forrest. They can provide a blade with
almost any desired hole size. Secondly...take an existing blade
to a local machine shop and get it bored out to fit. Unless they
are REALLY flaky, it will still spin perfectly accurately. Thirdly...
take the arbor out, take it to the afore-mentioned machine shop
and have it turned down to 5/8" (probably a bad idea, if it takes
larger blades - 12" and up).
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There was recently a thread on 'a good sharpening service'. Look it up on
the Google archives, if needed. Find the recommended service closest to
wherever you are, and call that shop. Tell them you heard about them from
their friends on rec.norm. Ask them what they can do for you.
You'll probably meet a good number of helpful folks along the way. They
likely know many of the locals who traffic in old woodworking gear.
Both are available on special order from Forrest and, I think, from Freud.
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