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Author Topic: How much "oversize" are Oversize Shanks?  (Read 448 times)

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Offline jlkunka

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How much "oversize" are Oversize Shanks?
« on: September 19, 2019, 12:19:39 PM »
I'm slowly setting up a circular sawmill with a 48" 52 tooth blade that uses 2-1/2 shanks. The blade was empty, but some scrounging turned up a couple old shanks. After cleaning up a few sockets I was able to turn a shank and a new bit into place by hand (no tool!). So when ordering oversize shanks, how much larger are they? I don't want to order 50 of a given size if I need 3rd over, etc. Your guidance is greatly appreciated!



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Re: How much "oversize" are Oversize Shanks?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 04:10:02 PM »
If you're putting in new shanks, you'll have to get the saw hammered.  Since you don't have a tool, and you're getting new shanks, let the saw doc put them in.  He'll know which sockets would need oversized shanks, what size and which won't.  Buy the saw wrench.  
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Re: How much "oversize" are Oversize Shanks?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 08:46:58 AM »
Those old abandoned saws, besides needing shanks and a hammering job, may have a bad shoulder or two so get it looked at before spending money. 2/12 x 8 shanks come in 4 sizes.

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