I was perusing Ebay and just came across this
law-suit-waiting-to-happen item. It's a craftsman radial arm miter
saw. It's a sliding compound miter saw that has a radial arm instead.
The poor sap who used this saw before mounted the blade the wrong way.
He/she dangerously mounted it against the direction of rotation. Some
people should just stay away from power tools.....
Looks like it has been used in that condition also, as the blade seems to
have been over-heating a bit!
Probebly the reason for sale! (not cutting very well :-)
You can cut thin metal with a wood saw blade turned around
(non-carbide blade). I've read about it several times. It's supposed
to be VERY LOUD and produces a lot of sparks (clean out your sawdust
first). Maybe that's what the saw was being used for.
I don't know. The seller says the saw was used in the building of a
house. Steel framed maybe? I'm just amazed if no one was hurt using
the saw with the blade mounted like that!
On 22 Sep 2003 08:44:25 -0700, js email@example.com (tastbits) wrote:
: Ya, that does look bad, but some people use blades like that for
: cutting through sheetmetal or plastics. Although I definetly would
: remove or turn the blade before selling!
Building a house...It probably was last used for cutting plastic
raingutters. I always put my blade on backwards when doing plastic, but I
usually use the cordless circ saw.
That's the preferred way of cutting vinyl soffets. The backwards rotation
cuts the plastic smoothly without grabbing and chipping. I've done the same
on my RAS and on my circular saw when I put up soffets on my house and a
Then again, the person using may not have known any better. ;-)
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