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Forum topic by zindel posted 11-23-2011 06:51 PM 940 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2011 06:51 PM

Okay so i just got a 3/4th” blade…the other day…of the those wood slicers and may i add that the thing is amazing as everyone else has said. Anyways…i got it all lined up and got it in tune except for the fact that i noticed there is a small section of the blade that is…wider than the rest? is this common and will it cause issues because it does make it touch my bearing without any pressure on it only in the small spot. Can i grind it down to be smooth?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 06:55 PM

That is not normal. Is it a Woodslicer Brand? If so, send it back to Highland for replacement.


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#2 posted 11-23-2011 06:59 PM

Yeah it is a woodslicer brand…i just hate to go through the trouble of taking it apart when the blade works fine its just on the back side there is a bump

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 08:15 PM

Your call, but that will make it jump forward each rotation. Maybe you can live with that, but in my experience, especially in resawing, I want consistent feed controlled by my hand, not a jumping blade.

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 08:22 PM

I bought a blade once that had a misalignment at the splice where it was welded. It moved forward at each revolution of the blade. It made the blade jump around. It cut okay but it was noisy and didn’t work as intended. If I have really analyzed the problem and found the blade to be crooked before using is so much I would have taken it back and it wasn’t as expensive as the blade you are talking about. I would take it back.

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