There was something fishy when I negotiated the price for Delta Contractor Saw, a 34-410B, on Craiglist. The splitter was missing. But, at $250, it was an affordable step up and a project saw that was in really good starting condition.
Encouraged by a video demonstation of kickback, I tackled the safety issue today. I cut a piece 1” x 1/8” steel to rough length. After several hours of angle grinding, filing, and polishing with my spindle sander, I was able to match the thickness of the knife to my thin kerf saw blade. The leading edge of the knife is beveled. Reassembly and alignment went way smoothly.
No animals were harmed? Well, I used my new Ridgid Spindle Sander to flatten and polish the it after grinding and filing. You can shoot a piece of steel a looooooong way down the driveway in belt sander mode!!! After amusing myself with repeated shots, I figured out how to set the stop on the sander. Ignorance can be a lot of fun.
I am pleased with the result. Here’s the project in pictures:
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.