Re: Repairing saw blades
Another case in point for having an adjustable speed controller for the vise motorized drive. By slowing the travel down it would give the blade a bit more time to adjust to the situation and maybe not damage the blade so bad. Another possibility would be to have a better way of sensing the problem and shutting the saw down. Relying on the thermal overload of the motor (which is only there to protect the motor and to reduce the risk of fire) in a bad situation is not the way to go. I know, I know, you shouldn't leave your saw unattended. But I suspect anyone reading this that owns a saw has done it at some point in time. You can stand there and cut 20 stones without a problem but the first time you walk away from it somehow Murphy's Law always come into play. I need to get back to figuring out a speed controller for mine. It has happened to me before and it sure hurts when you bend a blade. As for knowing of anyone able to repair your blade Jack, I really can't help you there. I hope you are able to find someone. For me, I just hammered mine until it looked good. It's not like new but it is good enough, for a spare. I use my best blade if I want the smoothest finished face on what I am cutting, otherwise I use the spare.
From Ward - July 10, 2012 at 11:32:49