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Forum topic by ScottN posted 04-06-2011 02:39 PM 1118 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottN

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04-06-2011 02:39 PM

while cutting some birch ply in the shop for my new shop cabinets, I cut into a very thick disposable knife blade that was embedded into the ply between the veneer layers. I cant believe I didn’t put a nick into my 3/4” CMT ply bit, or notice it when I cut through it on the tablesaw.

-- New Auburn,WI


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CampD

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 02:49 PM

Wow! where did you buy it from?

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 02:50 PM

That sucks! Lucky for you the thing didn’t fly out and hit you!

The plywood didn’t happen to be made in China did it?

-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 02:51 PM

could be a clue, where’s hoffa?

I’d bring it back. the supplier should know about it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 03:12 PM

now that is disappointing. what it made in North America?

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 03:17 PM

The plywood was made in USA. But that doesn’t really matter. What happened and how it got there wasn’t the company’s fault and nor should it affect there product reputation. Just some worthless worker on the line not caring.

-- New Auburn,WI

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 03:17 PM

I haven’t found this, but I have seen one way it could have gotten there. I was in Home depot one time when they brought out a new bundle of plywood to place on the rack. The employee who cut the bands on the bundle done so with a plastic razor knife, the kind that has the blade you can extend out and break off part of it as it dulls. He cut into one of the sheets and broke his blade off in it somehow. He extended the blade out farther, finished cutting the rest of the bands, and walked away, leaving the blade piece in the plywood. I said something to a manager about it, he let me know that someone would find it. I couldn’t believe it. It looks though like you may have found it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 03:23 PM

that’s scary

a chinese redneck impersonator
working in our sawmills

no doubt
shipping good plywood
back to china

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 04-06-2011 03:30 PM

Oh man, that’s terrifying. That’s beyond unacceptable. I’m not sure how I’d handle it but I’d be furious. Thankfully no one was injured. Makes you glad you were using a router instead of something else. I think they owe you a new bit anyway. I’ve always liked CMT.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 04-06-2011 03:30 PM

Glad you didnt get hurt.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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#10 posted 04-06-2011 03:43 PM

Yikes.. that could have been deadly! I’d at least contact the place you bought it and let them know. If the workers are at least aware that you can’t pull stuff like that, it could save the life of someone else..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#11 posted 04-06-2011 03:52 PM

I agree that it was probably just the carelessness of one person, but I did have the impression that this was a somewhat common occurrence in low cost stuff. It’s still not ok in that case either, but I’m even more surprised if it happened in the high grade material. Glad you weren’t hurt.

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#12 posted 04-06-2011 09:17 PM

HS, Thank your lucky stars that you didn’t get hurt.

You should at least let them know so that they keep at least attempt to prevent that from happening further.

-- http://www.thebarof.com

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#13 posted 04-06-2011 10:02 PM

ScottN—You are more understanding than I would be … I would be back on the dealer/reseller I bought it from to let them know their supplier had sold them defective merchandise.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 04-06-2011 10:57 PM

A friend lost a blade to the same thing; he said the machine was cutting perfectly, then sparks blew out like fireworks. There was a knife blade pressed into the wood in the center, not the edge. If we want good ply products without knife blades being randomly installed, we need to make sure a stink is raised when it happens. If management doesn’t find out about it, then nothing will be done. Someone could be seriously injured. If it happens, help out everyone else by making sure that someone in the products manufacturing companys quality control department knows about it… maybe make a demand for some money, whatever it takes. I don’t really want to be next. Thanx.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 03:10 AM

I think you got that new steel reinforced ply. It is a lot more sturdy but is hell on tools. ;~).., Really though thanks for reminding us it is always good to not forget there are many things out of our control.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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