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Quick and Easy Blade Changes on the AP1300 - Update

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Blog entry by Damian Penney posted 05-30-2008 04:42 PM 789 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So on the advice of FlWoodRat I contacted Ryobi support about the seized blade bolts and they were kind enough to send me a new set of blades ($74 a pair) for my troubles :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso



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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 09:06 PM

thats good but i think for all the troubles you went through they should have sent you a whole new helix cutter head or something of the sort ;)

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Tony Z

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#2 posted 05-31-2008 12:53 AM

That’s funny cause I went through the same thing changing the blades on my 12 1/2” Delta a few months ago. Every Hex screw came out fine except one. I had to do everything you did. I even heated it with a torch. A slot cut into it and a large screwdriver finally did the trick. My quick blade change turned into a 2 hour project.

-- Tony, Ohio

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SPalm

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#3 posted 05-31-2008 02:14 AM

All’s well that ends well. (Not really but that is what they say, whoever ‘they’ are)

Back to the bench?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 05-31-2008 03:30 AM

Bench? :) Yeah, I’m slowly but surely getting the top together and have started work on the base. My latest issue is that my table saw is a piece of junk. Trying to do the tenons with a tenon jig, starts off perfect, comes out off of perpendicular by a degree or two, turns out that my top is warped so the tenon jig changes angle wrt the blade.. I just got permission to get a new saw :-)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Dorje

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#5 posted 05-31-2008 07:21 AM

Did I hear someone say “new saw?”

Well, what’s it gonna be?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Damian Penney

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#6 posted 05-31-2008 07:32 AM

That’s a good question Dorje, time to do some research, my main requirement (other than it not being useless) is that it has a riving knife, thinking the Grizzly or possibly the Powermatic, have to figure out budget though…

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Dorje

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#7 posted 05-31-2008 07:51 AM

So a cabinet saw, then?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 09:31 AM

Yes definitely a cabinet saw, cry once and all that :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 04:00 PM

Hi Damien;

New saw time huh? It’s kind of hard to believe you’ve been turning out the quality of work you do with a “junk saw”

I’ve heard that some of the larger saw stop dealers take other brands of saws in trade, which they then resell at a discount to get rid of them.

Maybe it’s worth your time to try to find such a dealer.

You could end up with a great saw at a bargain price!

Good luck in your hunt.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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SPalm

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#10 posted 05-31-2008 04:43 PM

WooHoo, new saw !!!! I have permission for a new one also, but I am too chicken to pick one. Keep me posted on your choices.

I cut the tenons for my bench legs by scoring the sholders on the TS and cutting the cheeks on the BS. From the very beginning of your build I was wondering how you were going to cut these, as they are so massive. I tried a tenon jig but my legs would cause it to tilt right out of the miter slot. I don’t have T slots.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Damian Penney

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#11 posted 05-31-2008 05:08 PM

Hey Lee, the table dips by the throat, for rips it’s fine because the dip is perpendicular to the blade, and I’ve always used my SCMS for crosscuts, using that combo I’ve gotten by. Also the dip is far more pronounced on the left side of the blade where the tenon jig rides and I’m usually to the right of the blade. Not quite junk, but I was pretty frustrated when a simple operation like cutting some tenon shoulders produced less than perfect results.

I’ll post a blog entry with some pics of my troubles.

Not sure any dealer would want my current saw, it’s quite the oddball :)

Steve, my plan had been to use the bandsaw but I wanted to try and leverage the larger table on my TS, time to go back to plan A. I’m thinking the Grizzly G0651 fits the bill at the moment. Trying to keep in the $1500-$2000 range and open to getting a used one.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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