That don't look right! Good thing I don't order blades on amazon.
So, where do you order blades from, Gus?
There are plenty of great deals on Amazon and I'm a big fan, a bought lots of tools and cutters. The blade looks like it may be a Freud, red in color...? It would be good to know exactly what blade, model and manufacturer.... :yes:I've got mine from amazon with no problems.
I really didn't think I absolutely needed a blade, the $30 Ridgid Titanium that came with the saw(that's also chipped to hell) actually cuts quite nicely.
Has this blade been installed or used on the saw prior to this OR is this how it looked right out of the package?Against my better judgment, I decided to order a brand new saw blade from Amazon. I know their packing isn't the best, and this time was no exception. There are about 4 or 5 small chips about the size of the one pictured.
OK, I feel much better about your safety now!
No. Never used the blade. Fresh from Amazon.comHas this blade been installed or used on the saw prior to this OR is this how it looked right out of the package?
That's what I thought.New blades should have no chips obviously. :no:
Nada. Free and clear. The current blade lightly brushes against the oak zero clearance plate. Although, I'm pretty sure what cause the chips on the Ridgid blade were kickbacks.If you install the blade and slowly spin the saw with the throat insert removed ...can you see any thing that may have touched the teeth inside the saw cabinet?
I've never cut ferrous metals with a table saw, that I'm aware of.If you are cutting wood with brads or nails, you can't expect zero damage to the teeth, no matter what your feeding procedure is. Metal and carbide do not mix. Sparks indicate metal. :thumbdown:
The chips on the new blades are on both sides. I forgot to notice which side(s) the chips on the old blade were on.If the chips are all on one side that would explain a nail having been in the way during the cut. If you MUST cut material with metal hidden use an old blade and wear safety glass at all times. Also a hot piece of metal may fall into the saw cabinet causing a fire. Avoid
cutting metal with your table saw if at all possible. :yes:
Exactly. I know people are going to have accidents, I just want mine to not involve the table saw blade.OK, I feel much better about your safety now!
Basically you bought the saw from someone that never should have bought the saw in the first place. :thumbdown:
Obviously you are thinking about how you're using the saw and how others have used the saw incorrectly. Don't ever stop doing this, thinking is your best safety device.