|Forum topic by mbs||posted 11-08-2012 03:33 AM||1254 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-08-2012 03:33 AM
I have a sawstop and want to share my recent mistake with you so you don’t make the same one.
I was ripping a pc of mdf today. Everything went fine during the cut. I pushed the ripped pc to the outfeed rollers. Then I was moving the remnant to be cut and the corner of the remnant kissed the front of the blade guard, the blade guard hit the blade which jerked the splitter a hair toward the blade. When the splitter made the slightest contact with the blade the brake initiated its stop process. You know the rest of the story.
My mistake, besides accidentally hitting the blade guard, was to have the splitter too close to the blade. There are two cap screws that control the position of the splitter housing. They should be set about 1/4” from the blade. Mine were probably closer to 1/8” away.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.