|Forum topic by Dan||posted 1096 days ago||1956 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
1096 days ago
Yesterday I went to change blades on my table saw. I change and swap blades out pretty often and I have always done it the same way by wedging a piece of scrap wood against the blade. Well I went to change the blade yesterday and as I went to tighten the new blade in the saw I heard a small snap. The piece of wood that I was using to wedge or stop the blade actually snapped the carbide tip right off my blade. Now this happened as I was tightening the blade so I know what happened. The scrap piece was wedged at the back of the blade and the pressure I applied when tightening caused the wood to snap the tooth.
My question is whether or not this is my fault for poor placement of the scrap piece or was it due to a bad or faulty blade tip.
The main reason I ask this is because I actually just had this blade sharpened by a professional sharpening and carbide service place. When I brought it in to get it sharpened there were a couple of broken teeth to which they were able to replace for me. Part of me wonders if the replaced tooth is the one that snapped off. I have changed the blades so often and I have never had a tooth break before when using the wood block as a wedge.
The blade is also a Woodworker II so it is not a cheap made blade.
Has anyone had this happen before while changing a blade? Should the carbide tip of this blade snap off so easily? I also want to add I was not putting an extreme amount of pressure either. I always just tighten the blade in with a snug fit, I didn’t over tighten it.
I don’t want to bring the blade back to the service place and complain unless I am more sure that it was not my fault. If you guys think it was my fault then I wont bother complaining. I just want some input and or advice..
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"