|Forum topic by Paul Bucalo||posted 10-11-2014 04:28 PM||813 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-11-2014 04:28 PM
I have never owned a tool that worked so hard against me. Just when I thought I had this thing licked, it twacked me again with a forehead smack. So the Skilsaw 3410-02 saga continues. You now have permission to groan.
Today is the first day of a long weekend, one in which I planned on getting quite a few projects done on and around the house. The weather is as good as can be hoped for this time of year. There won’t be many more days like today, so even though I am still recovering from the latest designer flu bug I have no choice but to dive into these time/weather sensitive projects.
One such project is to get the table saw ready for some serious cutting. To that end, I decided to swap out the Skilsaw 28T combo blade with a DeWalt 32T Construction grade blade I bought months ago. The DeWalt blade offered more teeth, better quality and design, plus an anti-friction covering on the sides that should insure smoother cuts.
Now, a growing problem I have, one that has become more noticeable over time, is a propensity to drop things. Old age? Maybe. At any rate, my first attempt to loosen the blade came with an ‘oopsy’ moment and the outer wrench nose-dived through the insert opening and onto the table the saw is temporarily on. Naturally, I didn’t pay enough attention to the new blade and removed insert plate sitting on top of the saw as I carefully lifted the front edge of the base off the table to get at the fallen wrench. Bang went the new saw blade and insert plate onto the porch’s hardwood floor. Jeeze-Louise, how stupid can I get? The saw blade was still in its protective blister packaging, so no harm done there. The insert plate…well, take a look:
The left side tail piece (what is that called, anyway?) fell off. The right one was loose, so I took it off. Okay, fine. I messed up and now I need to re-glue these back on. What glue do I use? Here is a close-up to show you what the old glue looks like. It reminds me of LePage mucilage glue of days gone by, but very hard, not brittle at all:
If you know what I should use or have a recommendation, please comment. I need to get this fixed, pronto. Thanks.
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA