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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 270 days ago 1144 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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270 days ago

I start a rip cut on the table saw, it wouldn’t cut and the shop fills with smoke. Nothing is binding, retry with same results! The blade is on backwards ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 270 days ago

Do you have Irish background, Topa?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#2 posted 270 days ago

No, just a Topamax moment ;-( 9 years since I took myself off and I still scramble or use the wrong word about 5% of the time. Thank God for spell checker. Now, I need to find a blade checker ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 270 days ago

Bout time some tecky whizz kidd invented one of thoes “Two sides blades” which cut either way round…...........come to think of it, maybe I’ll look into that and register a patent lol

Happy ripping

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 270 days ago

i knew that was the answer, poor bob,o dont think ive done that yed, the smoke is kinda cool…can you make it different colors….now that would be cool, or have some different colored bulbs to shine on the smoke :))

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 270 days ago

I did that on my miter saw once. I was becoming enraged at how poorly this new blade was cutting. Took a closer look and it was backwards. Felt like an ass.

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#6 posted 270 days ago

I haven’t done it with a regular blade but did it the first time I ever used my dado blade set. You are not alone my friend!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 270 days ago

You didn’t have the blade on backwards. You just had it in the “uncut” mode. If you ever make a mistake on a cut, just turn the blade around and run the board through again to start over!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#8 posted 270 days ago

Like Grizz said, I haven’t done that….. YET. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 270 days ago

Lol Thats good stuff hopefully it wasnt cocobola or something eqially as toxic to fumigate the shop. Most blades come with a directional arrow painted on them. Just sayin’ :-)

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#10 posted 270 days ago

But, but, but… did your FIRE ALARM TEST work as planned?... ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 270 days ago

How about this one: had a small band saw that needed some new blades. I was living in Germany at the time and went to a small hardware store where custom blades could be had. I ordered three new blades and came back to pick them up when they were done. I noticed that the teeth were pointing the wrong way (I bet you can all see where this is going). So I told the guy I would not pay for the blades because the teeth were not in the right direction. He said he would get it fixed. I came back a few days later I went back to pick them up again. They were correct this time. Then I discovered that one need only to flip the blade the other way. Wow, did I feel like the biggest fool ever!

-- Mike

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#12 posted 270 days ago

Been there, done that…......Table saw and chain saw!

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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#13 posted 270 days ago

It’s just another brain-fart.. You’ll be awwwrite… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 270 days ago

I’ve done it with a scrollsaw an wondered why my piese was jumping up an down

-- I Saw What I See

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#15 posted 270 days ago

Topamax moment or senior moment?

-- Bert

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