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Dusty

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#1 posted 03-08-2007 04:14 AM

I must be the exception and odd ball here.

I do clean the pitch off my blades and am very very careful not to hit nails etc. However, I feel very strong that its not a sharp blade that is the one that is dangerous. I firmly believe its the dull blade that can really cause all kind of safety issues not to mention all sorts of problems with the wood. To this day I haven’t had a saw blade sharpened nor will . I am careful , keep them clean and when they get dull I change them.

Period.

I then either donate them to a new woodworker, habitat for humanity, or sell them for little or nothing at a garage sale or just give them away.

I have did this since I started woodworking. I think it goes back to the days when I operated heavy equipment and fought “sharpened” cutting edges all day on my scraper. The wear and tear on my machine not to mention addition fuel consumption simply wasn’t worth it to me.

-- Dusty


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