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Forum topic by Karda posted 07-21-2018 08:18 PM 507 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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07-21-2018 08:18 PM

I ripped a piece on mt T/S and this silver insert on the left stopped the wood, picture below. can it be removed, I don’t see a purpose for them. It is a craftsman saw


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-21-2018 08:25 PM

I never in my life seen anything like that before :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 07-21-2018 09:13 PM

can you remove the red insert and take a couple more photos ?
it appears to be part of the insert – either factory or previous owners.
are there actually two pieces of silver metal ?? or, did you photo-shop it
to show the metal separately.
and I agree with Tony – that is some strange animal right there.
and it could have the potential to fly up and hit you in the head.

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-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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Charlie H.

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#3 posted 07-21-2018 10:58 PM

What kind of tablesaw is this ?

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Karda

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#4 posted 07-22-2018 02:00 AM

the saw ia brand new, I have had 3 saw before this all replaced. They all had these little silver pieces, the picture is not altered that is how they are. On the other saw they didn’t cause a problem but the one on this saw is forward of the other. It looks like they are in a depression. the one that is forward is lifted up, not much but enough to catch the wood as it goes through. The saw is a craftsman, the worst tool mistake I have ever made. Here is a pic

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jerryminer

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#5 posted 07-22-2018 02:12 AM

Those are odd, indeed. Does the owner’s manual say anything about them?

If you can’t remove them, you ought to be able to at least sand down the leading edge so it doesn’t interfere with the travel of the work. They are hazardous as they are.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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Rich

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#6 posted 07-22-2018 02:16 AM

Did you read the user’s manual? Maybe its there for shipping and needs to be removed.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Karda

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#7 posted 07-22-2018 02:28 AM

I looked at the owners manual and there is no mention of them but they are pictured in various different picture of the saw. here is a good picture of them under the anti kickback pawls, maybe for them to ride on. My main concern is can I remove the offending one with out ruining my saw.

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Ripper70

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#8 posted 07-22-2018 04:12 AM

That looks like trouble to me. If the saw is brand new, I’d think there’s reason enough there to return it. If you purchased it at Sears, you should have little trouble getting them to give you a refund. No chance for that if you try to modify it.

I think that someone that spends as much time woodworking as you, ought to have at least an adequate contractor’s saw with a cast iron top. Check craigslist. you’ll probably find a decent TS for a couple hundred bucks.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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Karda

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#9 posted 07-22-2018 04:24 AM

I wood be pushing my luck returning it. I first bought the table saw, that was before I knew better before this forum. I got the cheapest saw they had. I returned that and they replaced it I also returned that as well. The saw blade and fence went out of parallel and they couldn’t fix it. after i returned the second saw I up graded that saw worked well until the fence broke and they could’t replace the fence they had to replace the saw which was ok because I broke the vacuum port so this is the 4th saw they have given me. I don’t want the Craftsman saw but I am stuck with it. I don’t need a high quality saw. I don’t do that kind of work. and I don’t know how much longer I will be able to use one, I am going to pull it off if I can

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Ripper70

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#10 posted 07-22-2018 04:39 AM

You may be pushing your luck using it.

Not sure how close these sellers are to you but for a few bucks more than you paid for the Craftsman you’d be getting a much better machine with these:

https://ithaca.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-table-saw/6648688173.html

https://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-10-table-saw/6643028330.html

https://elmira.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-10-table-saw-with/6645204903.html

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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runswithscissors

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#11 posted 07-22-2018 04:40 AM

Just a hunch. It looks like the shiny inserts might be to keep the anti-kickback pawls from digging into the aluminum table top.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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Lazyman

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#12 posted 07-22-2018 04:51 AM



Just a hunch. It looks like the shiny inserts might be to keep the anti-kickback pawls from digging into the aluminum table top.

- runswithscissors


That’s exactly what they are for but they don’t look like they are installed properly. They should be completely flush with the table and insert and should never interfere with the wood moving across the table. If you can pull or pry one off, I would remove it. Just be aware that if you do use the pawls, they will likely chew up the saw’s table.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Karda

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#13 posted 07-22-2018 06:11 AM

I pulled the insert off, it was improperly placed, wood will pass over it with no problem, it is safe, I could glue the insert back where it belongs all I will need is the proper glue and solvent to clean it

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trsnider

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#14 posted 07-22-2018 01:03 PM

I’d leave the protection off they certainly won’t help anything. Leaving them on my not hurt anything either, but…

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John Smith

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#15 posted 07-22-2018 02:08 PM

some folks live by contact cement – I like Loctite PL- Premium Construction Adhesive.
since there is no real force to contend with, most anything will do just to keep it flat
and not sliding out of place. hammer the protruding surface level with the table
and start making sawdust.
as for the cleaner – try whatever you have on your shelf: acetone, lacquer thinner, Mapp torch,
heat gun, wire brush in an angle grinder, etc.

Edit: I have spent an hour this morning removing the old door gasket from my work van
that was glued on with contact cement maybe 10 years ago. it sprung a leak and ruined
my OSB floor panel and it rotted near the door….... so I have been using the wire wheel
and bristle brush with good success in removing old, hard, and brittle contact cement.
these two items work well with most problematic paint and adhesives on metal projects.

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now, I will install a new gasket and replace the old rotted OSB panel with new OSB because
I heard that OSB is a good choice for flooring.

.

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-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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