View Full Version : Sears 10" Radial Arm Saw to 12"
06-29-2010, 04:56 PM
I am trying to convert my 10" Sears Radial Arm Saw to carry a 12" blade. The 10" blade has a 5/8" arbor and the 12" blade requires a 1" arbor. Does anyone know where I can find an arbor adapter so I can use a 12" blade ???
06-29-2010, 05:35 PM
You probably won't get much help as the changes could be dangerous. Everything on a 12" saw is beefier to handle the added stress.
06-29-2010, 06:06 PM
It's not going to work. For one thing, the blade guard won't fit the larger blade.
06-29-2010, 06:15 PM
I'm not sure how much it really matters with wood, but the RPM of a 12" blade should be a bit slower than a 10" blade as well as what the above have mentioned.
06-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Most 12" blades are rated over 4500 rpm so from that aspect it would be ok...
But trying this is probably dangerously wrong. :eek:
If the arbor can stand the stress (unlikely, that's why 12" blades have a 1" arbor hole in the first place) the bearings most likely won't hold up. They're rather small on a radial saw like that.
They sacrifice much to get: a little extra cut depth out of a 10" blade, a low price and low weight.
Compare the construction of a 12" saw to your 10" Craftsman and you might notice the extra mass on the larger saw.
Without any guard (are you thinking of adding a guard?) and bearings likely to fail, I wouldn't be in the same room...
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