When it comes to making cuts with a circular saw, there are a few things you need to consider before you start the saw. One of those factors is the size of the arbor. What is Arbor Size on a Circular Saw? We’ll discuss what this means and how it affects your cuts.
We’ll also give you some tips on how to make sure your circular saw is set up properly for the best results. Stay safe and have fun
What is Circular Saw?
A circular saw is a power-saw using a toothed or abrasive disc or blade to cut different materials using a rotary motion spinning around an arbor. A hole saw and ring saw also use a rotary motion but are different from a circular saw. Circular saws may also be loosely used for the cutting of other materials.
The term “circular saw” refers to the hand-held type of saw. Stationary table saws, chop saws, and miter saws are other common forms of circular saws.
Skil Corporation introduced the first portable circular saw in 1924. The Skilsaw was the most popular handheld power tool of the 20th century.
What is Arbor Size on a Circular Saw?
The arbor size on a circular saw is the distance between the blade and the motor. This measurement is important because it determines the maximum depth of cut that the saw can make. The most common arbor sizes are 5/8 inch, 1 inch, and 1-1/4 inches.
Arbor sizes may seem like small detail, but they can make a big difference in the performance of your saw. A saw with a larger arbor size will be able to make deeper cuts, while a saw with a smaller arbor size will be limited to shallower cuts.
When choosing a circular saw, it is important to consider the types of cuts you will be making most often. If you anticipate making mostly shallow cuts, then a saw with a smaller arbor size will likely suffice. However, if you plan on making deep cuts on a regular basis, then you will need to choose a saw with a larger arbor size.
It is also worth noting that some blades are not compatible with all arbor sizes. For example, a 1-inch blade will not fit on a 5/8-inch arbor. If you are unsure about which blades are compatible with your saw, be sure to consult the owner’s manual or ask a salesperson for assistance.
Arbor sizes can vary from saw to saw, so it is important to pay attention to this measurement when choosing a circular saw. By understanding the difference that arbor size makes, you can select the saw that is best suited for your needs.
What is the difference between a 5/8-inch and 1-inch arbor size?
The main difference between a 5/8-inch and 1-inch arbor size is the depth of cut that each can make. A saw with a 5/8-inch arbor size will be limited to shallower cuts, while a saw with a 1-inch arbor size will be able to make deeper cuts.
I need to make a deep cut. Which arbor size should I choose?
If you need to make a deep cut, then you will need to choose a saw with a 1-inch arbor size.
What are the most common arbor sizes?
The most common arbor sizes are 5/8 inch, 1 inch, and 1-1/4 inches.
I’m not sure which arbor size is compatible with my saw. Where can I find this information?
The best place to find information about which arbor size is compatible with your saw is in the owner’s manual. If you cannot find this information in the manual, you can also ask a salesperson for assistance.
Do all blades fit on all arbor sizes?
No, all blades are not compatible with all arbor sizes. For example, a 1-inch blade will not fit on a 5/8-inch arbor. You will need to make sure that the blade you choose is compatible with the arbor size of your saw.
I’m still not sure which arbor size I need. Where can I get more help?
If you are still unsure about which arbor size you need, you can consult with a salesperson for assistance. They will be able to help you choose the right saw for your needs.
Although the size of an arbor is not commonly talked about, it is important to know what size you need before making a purchase. We have answered some of the most common questions people have about circular saws and their arbors. Hopefully, this information has helped you better understand this component of your saw. If you still have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us for more assistance.