Based on a 12mm parallel shank, this multi-stepped arbor may be used for the mounting of slitting saws with bore sizes of 16, 22 and 27mm with a maximum thickness of up to 6mm. Recommended maximum saw diameter is 100mm. The arbor may be mounted either into a standard collet chuck or any other suitable method of holding a parallel shank. On the parallel shank is a flat which ensures that if a grub screw is used to fix the shank in place it will not raise a burr and lock the arbor into the fitting. The unit is supplied complete with hexagon key.
20 August 2017
Cheap and cheerful, but not too badI was a little wary of getting this considering the first review. It is cheap and allows different bores of saw to be used. However, the first time I used it, I too had a lot of wobble. Taking the saw off the arbor and thoroughly cleaning both the arbor and the saw, I remounted it and it was much improved. I used a Morse taper collet to hold it in the milling machine which does do a good job of holding it. The first reviewer doesn't say whether they used a 1/2" drill chuck or a collet chuck, but a collet chuck does hold it better than a standard drill chuck. With care, it does the job reasonably well and for the price, it is good for the odd job. If using slitting saws all the time, you may wish to buy a better one, but for occasional use, it is reasonable value.
8 November 2015
Only good for VERY rough work.This was a real disappointment. When in use, the saw blame had quit a bit of wobble, turning a 2mm slot into more than 2.5mm. Also the blade was eccentric, so one one bit of the saw was doing any of the cut. Unless you just want something rough, I'd say make your own arbor.