Table Saw with 1 3/8″ arbor length
My brother in Florida is looking for a used table saw to devote to a dedicated cutter. He’s looking at the Sommerfeld Beaded Face Frame Cast Iron Cutter with a 5/8″ Bore Hole. This is a beefy 7” cutter that requires an arbor of 1 3/8″ in length.
He inquired for a recommended saw and the manufacturer check out old Craftsmen. Any wisdom in the crowd as to models and years that would meet this criteria?
I think the arbor you described is pretty standard across the board for 10” cabinet saws, so he should have plenty of options out there as far as arbor specs go
Just stay away from the lightweight saws with universal motors. That cutter will shake one of those saws apart.
Most cabinet saws will accommodate a 7/8’’ dado stack, à stabiliser and a nut totaling 1 3/8 ‘’ . I would love tu run that cutter on my old Unisaw.
I just checked my new unisaw and it is 1-1/2"
Just curious as I do a lot of beaded face frames (I refer to it as quirk and bead) what this cutter does. A typical bead is a fairly light cut. I cut mine on a shaper but a router table will do it just fine (a lot slower of course). Just wondering why you need such a big cutter. I just trimmed an entire project with the door and window casings all quirk and bead. I purchased the Kreg bead cutting jig and we set it up on router table on site. Not cheap but once you get it dialed in and your stops set you can cut those notched joints fast and then Kreg screw them together and apply the whole frame at once. Very fast cabinet quality joints.
Thanks, I'll share your thoughts.