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#1 posted 10-11-2011 07:48 AM

I tripped the brake on my saw over the weekend. It ruined my brand new freud rip blade. I only had it for two weeks. I was lucky that I decided to take out the Forrest WoodWorker II to clean it. It destroyed a $60 dollar blade versus $115.

Here’s how it happened. I made the mistake of gluing a metal tape measure to my cross cut sled. I don’t know what I was thinking. It just brushed up against the blade and bang, there went $140 dollars (new blade and cartridge).

I think it was a lesson well learned though.

- First lesson. The brake works and is very sensitive

- Second lesson. The brake won’t work if the blade is dirty. Pitch will break the electrical current between the blade and your finger. How do I know? I had my WW2 on the saw for months and didn’t have a problem. The minute I switched out to a clean blade and it touched the metal tape measure attached to my cross cut sled, it fired off. Suffice it to say, I will keep my blade clean from now on.

Hope other people learn from my mistake….

-- breaknrn

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