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Forum topic by Gatorjim posted 07-23-2012 12:45 AM 1076 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gatorjim

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07-23-2012 12:45 AM

Checked the measurment between the fence and the blade on the table saw before the blade stoped.
I know better I know better I know better I just bought it a couple days ago too.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.


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Dallas

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 01:00 AM

No problem.. Reminds me of the time I ran the circular saw over my spankin’ new Empire Speed Square.

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 01:06 AM

Lesson learned the cheap way I guess. I know the tape measure is less than five bucks at Walmart, but a finger or thumb is priceless. It sure is tough waiting for that blade to spin down though isn’t it? Thanks for sharing this little safety reminder.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#3 posted 07-23-2012 01:08 AM

I once put a piece of ply across my truck bed and promptly cut a line thur it with the circular saw…. Never admitted it until now

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 07-23-2012 01:42 AM

you should see the sliding fence on my 12” compound miter saw…..looks like a shark bit it!

how were you gonna read a tape on the blade withit moving anyway?Were you gonna read what it cut off?lol

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 02:04 AM

So I guess it was 2 1/4” wide? :D

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 07-23-2012 02:05 AM

I don’t know doughan but ever thing i measure now comes up short

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#7 posted 07-23-2012 09:50 PM

ooops…lol

-- Having fun...Eric

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Bill White

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#8 posted 07-23-2012 10:10 PM

Take it back and swear that Martians or Poopiecat intervened. Might even have been Troll Hunter. Both of those guys seem to want to ….........
Sorry. They’ve got me blocked.
Hey! It could have been a finger or worse. Glad it was just a tape and not a body part.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#9 posted 07-25-2012 01:19 AM

I once lent my tape to someone who was repeatedly measuring something like 2 1/2” long. He decided to know exactly where it was he’d use a utility knife to notch the tape at that spot. That was the end of that tape measure.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 07-25-2012 04:24 PM

He decided to know exactly where it was he’d use a utility knife to notch the tape at that spot.

To him, “Why are you handing me your tape measure back? My tape measure should be in a brand new package.”

So I guess it was 2 1/4” wide? :Drance

I’m guessing the blade wasn’t square to the fence either. You might need to adjust that. LOL

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 04:37 PM

Just cleaned the top of my saw, waxed it got it looking real shinny, started making cuts,readjusted the fence and it jumped up right against the blade and spent the next 45 minutes replacing that side of the fence. It happens.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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