If you buy an Incra mitre system there is a section in the manual that
tells you to check your blade clearance when making angle adjustments due to
the fact that the fence may contact the blade after adjusting. They're
We all do that kind of stuff. Earlier this week, I was in a rush and didn't
want to clear off my wood bench to cut the end off a board. I used the
extension table of my Unisaw instead and managed to cut a little slice into
that square tubing that the Bies locks to. The carbide blade of the Dewalt
circular saw didn't show any damage, however.
Ever work out of the back of a pickup truck? I've been told that a
carbide blade will slice through the tailgate real well, though it
does make sparks...
Then there's the guy who sawed his black & decker workmate in half.
On a more sobering note, a fellow once advised me to be careful
when using a circular saw then then showed me that the first three
fingers on his left hand were all the same length.
At least I've gotten away cheap.
I like to use luan door slabs as portable work tables. They're light and
set up quickly on a pair of saw horses.
They're also good for no more than a few months before I forget to check
blade depth on my circular saw and plow right through the door.
I have to admit to a few scars on the tops of the horses too.
Then why did my husband make me feel lower than dirt when I did
something very similar? Of course he claimed it also bent his WWII
blade (which I have some difficulty believing) and chipped a carbide
tooth or two. I didn't know aluminum was THAT hard to cut, especially
when there was just a tiny nick out of the fence. That didn't need
Made me want to never touch his workshop again.. He'd probably happier
if I didn't , too.
Since you decided to make a private spat public, you get to read my response
in public too. :-)
I said the blade was not bent before you used it to cut used, dirty 2x4s [it
wasn't], and that it was bent afterwards [it is]. I never claimed that running
it into the aluminum jig bent it.
I said the tooth was not chipped before you used it to cut used, dirty 2x4s
[it wasn't], and that it was chipped afterwards [it is]. I never claimed that
running it into the aluminum jig chipped it.
No, but it did need some filing and sanding to remove some nasty sharp edges,
You took the wrong lesson out of the experience. The *right* lessons to take
out of the experience are:
1) Lock the miter gauge on zero before you use it.
2) Verify that the gauge clears the blade *before* applying power.
3) Change to a cheap blade before cutting used construction lumber.
4) Use the factory miter gauge when high precision is not needed.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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On a different subject, my daughter is a nurse in the ER in Naples FL.
Last week a guy came in who lost three fingers in a table saw
accident. The doctors were unable to reattach them because he had
sawed the same three fingers off on the same table saw a few years
before. They had successfully reattached then, but now they were too
mangled this time to try to reattach them.
You gotta watch those spinning sharpie things.
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