One of the biggest complaints I hear when the word “Shopsmith” is brought up is cost. It’s true SS products can be a little on the pricey side, but being the cheap bastard I am I can’t bring myself to send the cash down the $80-a-pop hole that is the Shopsmith saw blade product line. That’s where the 5/8” Saw Arbor comes in.
The 5/8” arbor takes the normal model 500 series SS and opens you up to the wondrous world that is modern blade technology. So instead of being stuck with the brand-specific blades your new arbor fits the blades you might find on the self at the local bog box.
The arbor itself has a $19 sting to it but as far as I’m concerned it’s well worth the cash to be able to use whatever blade I like.
5/8″ Saw Arbor Part 555321 [Shopsmith]