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Forum topic by boatz posted 07-24-2015 11:33 PM 1174 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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boatz

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07-24-2015 11:33 PM

I hope this doesn’t start another Sawstop rant. I set off the brake on my Sawstop for the first time. I mis-setup my Incra Miter Gauge. It came too close to the blade, arced, and set off the brake. The blade really buried into the cartridge. A new Forrest Woodworker II blade and a new cartridge I am ready to go again.

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 07-24-2015 11:36 PM

Ouch. That one mishap alone cost you more than I paid for my Unisaw :)

Cheers,
Brad

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 07-25-2015 12:44 AM

I have done the same thing with my Incra miter gauge but with a cheaper blade. If I had done it with a Forrest, I might send it back to be inspected …maybe it can be saved.

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hotbyte

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#3 posted 07-25-2015 12:52 AM

How high did you jump? They make me jump on video!

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boatz

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#4 posted 07-25-2015 01:29 AM

Redoak49 – after I got the blade separated all the tips were still on. It is definitely going back to Forrest for repaIr.

Hotbyte- it hardly made any sound at all. I knew what had happened though.

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need

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Woodmaster1

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#5 posted 07-25-2015 03:41 AM

Nice to know your saw works as advertised. I set my sawstop off for a demo in class. The student who completed all their safety test with 100% got a chance in a drawing. The lucky student got to try it using a hot dog. It went great and you would not believe how well this incentive worked.

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 07-25-2015 11:23 AM

I was surprised when I looked at my cartridge. I thought that an explosion pushes the aluminium into the blade. Instead there is a very strong spring that is released that pushes the aluminum block into the blade. I am not certain how spring is released.

I really hope that your blade is OK.

I added a wooden face to my Incra miter gauge to help prevent another brake firing. I did mine after I had used the miter gauge to cut a 45 degree and when I put it back did not re-adjust the fence.

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 07-25-2015 03:08 PM

With the force that the blade sinks into the aluminum, and looking at your picture, I’m surprised you can get the blade OUT afterwards.

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CharlesNeil

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#8 posted 07-25-2015 03:20 PM

Send the blade to Forrest , they can check and sharpen it, as well as replace any teeth

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