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Author Topic: I almost caught it on video.  (Read 640 times)

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Offline Brad_bb

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I almost caught it on video.
« on: June 04, 2020, 12:06:59 AM »
I put a new band on today, and sawed one Ash log.  As I was going to edge one of the last outside boards, I noticed that the blade was oscillating relative to the outside guide. I inspected the band wheels to see if there was something on them causing this oscillation. Finding nothing, I slowly started engaging the band again right after this video and BAM!  The band broke. Clearly the oscillation was caused by a crack in the band that I did not see. Unfortunately the band bunched up inside the housing and partially cut my drive belt. So I知 down until I get another drive belt, which should be tomorrow morning. I had just changed my drive belt recently using my spare, and had not yet ordered replacements. At least now when I see an oscillating blade I値l know what to expect. I値l definitely stop and inspect the blade carefully.
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Re: I almost caught it on video.
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 01:06:13 AM »
That's a dead giveaway of a cracked blade. I can pretty much catch them before they break, either from what you see there or the sound it makes as it saws like that
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Re: I almost caught it on video.
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 07:29:20 AM »
What donbj said. That is my experience, too.
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Re: I almost caught it on video.
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 03:02:47 AM »
One of those learning curves. 
 If your not wearing your hard hat when you need it. Well.

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