Cutting 5 piece Padauk for a box the blade didn't want to retrace the
kerf to exit the block. I removed one drawer blank and started to try
to get the blade out. No luck with back of blade so turned teeth
first but still too much resistance. Turned on the saw and tried to
carefully follow the kerf but didn't quite make it without a couple of
gouges where the kerf wasn't followed.
Idea popped up this morning of removing the upper wheel cover with saw
unplugged and turn the wheel in reverse with teeth oriented so they
point opposite to the direction to make the cut while facing the kerf.
Thinking is the teeth points will be in the kerf but not cutting as
the blade will travel UP from the table and hopefully knock the
sawdust out of the kerf allowing the blade to be extracted without
risking the gouges made with the blade traveling in the cutting
Hoping someone has "plowed this row" and will share their experience.
How do BS box makers get the blade out after completing the first cut?
Have seen reference to slipping a wedge into the kerf to open it up
but that didn't work for me.
If a wedge won't open the cut enough to allow an exit, you only have two
Cut through the Padauk, start over or cut the blade. BTW, this is not that
big a deal. Any competent blade shop can weld it back.
In the future, round and polish the back of the blade. It makes exiting the
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.