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    I bought a batch of LH thread arbor nuts to fit the BT3. I have too many and am offering them to fellow BT3 users for free as a simple friendship/shared experience offer. No catch, I'll send it to you.

    After this discussion

    https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...646-arbor-nuts

    in where I considered the possibility of procuring an arbor nut spare for that day that might come where I drop it and can't find it or get to it on my floor or elsewhere. You know the old line about a dropped socket will roll to the exact center of the car.


    So what I found and detailed in the previous post is that there are a number of 5/8 inch arbor nuts for various saws but they can be different thread pitches. The one for the BT3 as supplied is a 5/8"-18 tpi LH nut with a smaller than standard diameter and thinner profile... the BT3 nut takes a 3/4" wrench but the standard SAE nuts take a 15/16" wrench.

    But it appeared that the BT3 could handle the larger nut with no clearance problems. I just tried one and it worked fine after I borrowed a 15/16 wrench from my big toolchest. :Let me just say this, holding onto a 15/16 full size combination wrench that's been soaking in the garage at 34F is worse than holding a a block of ice for a while.

    Here's pictures of the OEM (top) and my spare (bottom):

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    I found a number of sources that ran $5-6 apiece for multiples plus shipping, including some that were 3/4" wrench sized.

    But I picked up about a dozen for $13 of the proper LH thread but 15/16 wrench size, so here is my deal:

    For BT3000/3100/Sears 22811/21829 stalwart owners/users here on the SDZ forum I will send you a spare arbor nut just for asking and PMing me your mailing address and e-mail address. They weigh 0.7 Oz so I think I can get it in a first class mail envelope with one stamp. USA only.

    Offer for the first ten US responders. CWSmith, you are first, just need your address and e-mail address. My contribution to the other BT3 owners.
    It will take a larger wrench and you need to keep your original to lock the arbor but it works perfectly and does not affect cut depth or anything. My theory is have this and you will never lose your original nut (Murphy's Law).

    Loring
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 03-19-2021, 09:26 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

  • #2
    Thanks Loring, I've sent you a PM with my contact information.

    If there's anything I can do to return the favor please let me know.

    CWS
    Think it Through Before You Do!

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    • #3
      Can you run up to Ithaca and go by Johnny's Big Red Grill or their Hot Truck and pick up a Hot Meat Ball and Cheese sub for me?

      Never mind, they closed quite a few years back.

      All I have is memories.
      Last edited by LCHIEN; 02-12-2021, 11:07 PM.
      Loring in Katy, TX USA
      If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
      BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      • #4
        I'll keep my eye out for it and notify you immediately upon receipt.

        Regarding the "Hot Meat Ball and Cheese sub", I remember a line from an old song, "I would if I could, but I cannot I know". (I had to look that up to see where I got that from, it's Paul Simon's "Sparrow" from their 1964 album "Wednesday Morning 3AM"... funny what things stick in this old memory of mine.)

        Funny you should mention that place. I don't remember if that's the place my son used to talk about when he was at Cornell and I haven't been in Ithaca in almost two decades. You wouldn't want to settle for a 'Speidi' would you? I'd probably even find that hard to find in these times.

        With the mail being what it is, by the time a meatball and cheese sub got to you it would probably be green and fuzzy looking anyway.

        CWS
        Last edited by cwsmith; 02-13-2021, 09:12 PM.
        Think it Through Before You Do!

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        • GrumpyDad
          GrumpyDad commented
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          Love that record

        • cwsmith
          cwsmith commented
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          Yes, was and still am a great S & G fan. I think I have three or four of their earliest albums. I never really got into Rock & Roll or country, more of a "Folk" lover in my youth.

      • #5
        That’s awesome dude!

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        • #6
          Three spoken for, 7 remaining.
          Loring in Katy, TX USA
          If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
          BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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          • #7
            I have some ready to mail but the weather here has been at unusually severe levels so I have not been to the mailbox in days and I'm sure there has been no mail service since the roads have been impassable and power has been mostly out for half the population for 2 days now.

            Still have more if there are more requests.
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
            If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
            BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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            • #8
              Hi Loring,

              Sent you a PM. If it is still available.

              Thanks

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              • #9
                Howard and Nicer20,
                I mailed yours.

                ANyone else I still have a few Send me a PM with NAME, ADDRESS, E-MAIL so I can communicate

                I want the email so I can check if it was delivered... technically the nut is a hair too thick for first class
                Loring in Katy, TX USA
                If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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                • nicer20
                  nicer20 commented
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                  PMed you my email. I think I forgot to include that in the original message. Sorry.

              • #10
                Bumping this.
                I still have 3 or four left.
                No catch. free arbor nut for BT3x saws... hard to find 5/8-18 with left hand thread.

                Read the first post in this thread.

                Just need your name and mailing address. E-mail would be handy but not necessary.
                Last edited by LCHIEN; 03-19-2021, 09:33 PM.
                Loring in Katy, TX USA
                If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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                • #11
                  Received..and thank you for all you do.
                  Harumpf!
                  GrumpyDad

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