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Forum topic by ShipWreck posted 05-29-2012 12:16 PM 1483 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ShipWreck

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05-29-2012 12:16 PM

I bought the wife a new 10”Craftsman band saw (21400 model) over the weekend, and while we were there she sees a 1/4” blade 1/2 off the normal price. The package looked like it was never opened so we added it to the haul. We got the saw home to do some tuning on it and when I went to open the package for the blade….. the package blew open and the band flew at my face. Thank god I had glasses on because they deflected the band from my eyes. After alot of cussing and stopping the bleeding from my nose, I went back to see what happened. The tie for the band had been cut during shipping. They only used a single tie for the band…...IDIOTS! I’m glad these are my shop glasses and not my new ones.

Heres a few picctures.


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mtenterprises

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 12:23 PM

I clicked on your post and when it came up the right hand side bar advertisement was for Sears. How ironic.
Sorry for your mishap normally a properly wound bandsaw blade stays that way not a jack in the box.
MIKE

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Earlextech

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 12:44 PM

Woodworking is a dangerous sport!
Always pay attention and be careful.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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TrBlu

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 01:03 PM

Check the package for a customer comment contact. Send them you comments and these pictures. Consumer product protection applies to packaging as well as the product.

Glad it was any worse. That blade could easily have sliced instead of a few scratches.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 01:14 PM

Glad it wasnt more serious.

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#5 posted 05-29-2012 02:15 PM

I never go to Sears anymore. Nothing there for me.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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Dallas

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#6 posted 05-29-2012 02:34 PM

That’ll make ya think, “Dammmit!”

Sorry that you were injured that way. I have scars on my wrist from a Craftsman 10” table saw blade that fell out of the package when I took it out of the car.

If you used 80” bands I would give you a 1/8” and a 1/4” Lol.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Gregn

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#7 posted 05-29-2012 03:05 PM

Sorry to hear of your misfortune and injuries. Glad to hear that your weren’t seriously hurt. Those blades can make some nasty cuts.

I never go to Sears anymore unless I need a part for one of the few Sears machines that I have.

Unless the package was cut before opening, I would have to say that Sears is not at fault here, but that of the blade manufacture that has the contract for Sears and put the Sears labeling on the packaging.

I am surprised that it uncoiled like that. Makes me think about putting ties on my blades for storage even though I’ve never had one spring on me like that except when I was uncoiling it. That’s the reason I wear long sleeves, gloves and safety glasses when I uncoil or coil my band saw blades.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Tennessee

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#8 posted 05-29-2012 03:11 PM

Agree with Danpaddles. Quit them years ago, after too many bad tools and other products.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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bandit571

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#9 posted 05-29-2012 03:21 PM

There are a few items in Sears worth a look, though

all metal, two collets, with a plunge base (in the kit I bought) for about $170 out the door. Electronic soft start, variable speeds. Will take my P-C bushings so I can FINALLY use my P-C Dovetail jig. Might have to write a review up, sometime….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Tennessee

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#10 posted 05-29-2012 03:30 PM

Looks suspiciously like this same one from the Sears website for $101.99. 12 amp, 2HP, plunge and fixed base, soft start, work light?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00927683000P?mv=rr

Did you buy yours a while back? That would explain the price reduction.
I still don’t like them. Been burned too many times.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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bandit571

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 04:08 PM

looks like it. that $170 was to get it out the door. Between the service agreement, “tax &title”, about that. Back in feb., it was about $149.

I’ve gotten burned on their old all plastic routers, ONCE. I do run a Craftsman 113 Tablesaw in the shop, along with an older “T” bedded lathe. A Three wheeler Bandsaw is also chugging along, with an old sears 6” grinder ( with LIGHT, no less) That seems to be almost all the “newer” stuff.

Oh yeah, forgot one item

Yep, it do say SEARS on the side. ALL Metal Circ. saw, about mid 60s, maybe a bit older?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Tennessee

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#12 posted 05-29-2012 04:56 PM

Now THAT was when they actually put out a good product. Wonder who made that for Sears? Of course, a lot of other companies made good product back then.
And to be honest, I do run a Ryobi BT3000 as a table saw, described by many on this site as “just more of that Ryobi junk”. Bought it in 1999, been moved three times, still cuts exact. I’d like another table saw, but this one has the twin extension tables, and I use one table for a workbench.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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bandit571

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#13 posted 05-29-2012 05:05 PM

A look at the tablesaw/workbench

Doing just what it does best. Tenons were also cut on this saw. It will still resaw, provided i use a sharp rip blade. One of those emerson 113s

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#14 posted 05-29-2012 05:44 PM

My first table saw:

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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Tennessee

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#15 posted 05-29-2012 06:14 PM

Thank goodness I don’t have a picture of my first “table saw”, a B&D circular saw mounted upside down into my workbench. The “fence” was a 2X4 that I clamped to the bench. Those were scary days, looking back…
Yes, I still have ten fingers.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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