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Blog entry by DaytonHM posted 10-13-2013 02:13 PM 593 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finished a small laminated box and needed to cut the top off. What did I forget to do? Change out to the re-saw blade!! Oh man…what a bummer and a hard $40.00 lesson to learn. I over heated my small 3/8 blade and burned up both my band-saw tires. What a mess, the tires got so hot that the blade literally fused with them. Had to cut the whole mess off with snippers. I guess I was due, had not even cut a finger or broken anything in close to a year! Well, good news is the band-saw is okay and nothing else was damaged except the tires and a bit of my pride. New tires on the way. ~Note To Self~ “THINK” before you hit the start switch ya dummy!! LOL! I did have a good laugh over it, and the box came out nice too. (Walnut Makes Heat)!

Thanks for reading guys!

Aaron In Virginia

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.



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cajunpen

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 03:11 PM

Hate when that happens. I just changed from my 3/4” re-saw blade to my 3/8” yesterday. First time I’ve changed blades in several months. Good reminder for us all though – pay attention :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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woodsmithshop

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 03:40 PM

been there, done that!!! twice.

-- Smitty!!!

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 03:42 PM

Never had that happen and never even thought about it. Am going out now to look at my wheels and see what the rubber does look like!!!!!!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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stefang

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 04:33 PM

Ouch! Another tuition fee paid to the school of experience. Lucky I never had any walnut to cut with my old bandsaw. I never realized how hard walnut it is before using some on a project a few months ago.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 12:53 AM

I’m surprised that your 3/8 blade did that. Was it either dull or very high tooth count? I’ve cut box tops off with a 1/4” blade and had no problems.

I did have your experience when I tried to make dowels with my bandsaw. What a mess!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 04:04 AM

I don’t understand I cut all my box lids off with a 3/8 blade and have no problems. There must be another problem other than a blade, unless it was very dull.

-- Tom D

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