I've searched and cannot find an answer to my question.
I was cutting some dados with my Amana 8" stacked dado set this weekend and was very frustrated with the uneven bottom of the cut. After fiddling around with it, I realized what the problem was (c'mon you already knew this). It was the blasted missing material between the shoulder and the threads.
I began google'ing and ran across this forum (Great forum by the way). After some reading, I realized my blade assembly was greatly similar to the TS3650. I ordered a replacment arbor and figured while I was doing the change out, I would replace the bearings (all from ridgidparts). I also ordered a link belt, machined pulleys and a PALS set.
I got the arbor and bearings and the bearings seem way too small. I got the calipers out and the arbor is somewhere between .6245" and .625. The bearings I.D. measures .588. That's .037 different! Now I'm no machinist, but how the heck is that going to fit, even with a press (which I don't have). I took one of the old bearings off the old arbor and it tightly slides onto the new arbor.
I ordered the TH100005 arbor and 2 of the HJ03200 bearings. What gives? Has anyone else ordered these bearings and had this problem? The new bearings came in with a different part number and are marked 6202-2NSE. I google'd that and it looks like these are 15mm (.590") metric bearings. Did I get the wrong bearings or am I missing something?
Any input would be appreciated.