Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesfield, OH
I have a Freud arbor and cutters. The cutters need to slide to the smooth shaft on the arbor. I may have the same arbor as you, it's kind of hard to tell. You said you had a 63-162 set, which according to catalog is a 1/2" shank set, but the arbor number you mentioned (60-120) is listed in the same catalog as a 1/4" shank. Regardless, I have the 60-102 arbor (1/2" shank), and several of the cutters. They all slide smoothly to the smooth part of the arbor. I usually put the cutter on first, then a washer, then the bearing (some of them do have an up/down you have to pay attention too). After the bearing, whatever number of washer needed the fill up the shank just so you can get the nut on slightly past the threads once tightened. I agree with John that you should call Bosch...my guess is you have a defective cutter or arbor.
"I long for the days when coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be" (Merle Haggard)
Last edited by Fred Hargis; 04-10-2014 at 12:51 PM.