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Cutting wheel installation

How do you attach the cutting wheel to a bit. I assume I need to use the pointed threaded bit but I can't get the wheel to thread on the bit. The bit appears to big for the wheel.

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  • stones100 Mar 23, 2009

    The instructions were quite vague with regards to installing a cut-off wheel. If I am understanding correctly, the threaded-point arbor is not the correct one for the cut-off wheels (?) and I am to use an arbor that has a removal screw on it ???

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Do not use the threaded bit. You need a mandrel that has a tiny screw on the top. Take the screw out and thread it onto the cutting wheel and then screw it back on. My book says its mandrel #401.

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