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Re: [Shop-talk] Miter saw blade for plastic tiles

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Miter saw blade for plastic tiles
From: Mike Rambour via Shop-talk <>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:23:00 -0800
Cc: Shop Talk <>
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On 11/12/2019 11:13 AM, Mike Rambour wrote:
>  $80 for the regular blade brake and $100 for a dado blade brake, PLUS 
> the cost of a new saw blade.  If you send the brake back to Sawstop 
> and they confirm it was a flesh hit, then send you a new brake free, 
> it you hit metal its your cost.
>  The saw blades are usually (not always, but most) damaged and must be 
> replaced. No trip to the factory and no trip to emergency, so its 
> worth it.  Far cheaper than a hospital visit.
>     mike
> On 11/12/2019 10:49 AM, Pat Horne wrote:
>> What does it cost for the puck after the hot dog trick? Back in the 
>> early days I think it was about $175 & required a trip back to the 
>> factory.
>> Iâ??ve slightly nicked my finger twice on my powermatic 66. Had a shop 
>> fire several years ago & it came through fine. Rebuilt it 
>> mechanically but didnâ??t have time for a repaint.
>> Peace,
>> Pat
>> Pat Horne
>> We support Habitat for Humanity
>>> On Nov 12, 2019, at 12:35 PM, Mike Rambour via Shop-talk 
>>> <> wrote:
>>   No never tried the hot dog trick, I went with my finger. Well, with 
>> my old saw after 35 years of no accidents, I sliced my finger with my 
>> table saw, nothing too serious, its still there.  But I did get a 
>> little scared and went and got a Sawstop and replaced my Unisaw, my 
>> wife figured as I get older, I may get a little more forgetful and 
>> besides my Unisaw was a 1.75HP model, so it was time to upgrade to 
>> 3HP anyway :)
>>      mike
>>> On 11/12/2019 10:17 AM, John Mitchell wrote:
>>> I've had some tiles down for 2 years and suddenly they started to 
>>> curl up around the edges.  I installed them with plenty of gap for 
>>> expansion.  I sent "Garage Floors" pictures and suddenly I had a 
>>> delivery of all new tiles.  I assume others may have had similar 
>>> problems with that batch.  Did you ever stick a hot dog into the saw 
>>> stop?
>>>> On 11/12/2019 11:09 AM, Mike Rambour via Shop-talk wrote:
>>>>   I cut mine on my table saw with my regular wood blade, there was 
>>>> some melting but not much.  Other tiles I cut with my sabre saw.
>>>>   I remember reading where someone suggested putting the saw blade 
>>>> on backwards to cut Racedeck, but my saw (Sawstop) wont work with 
>>>> the blade backwards so I never even tried.
>>>>   You are going to love the tiles, had mine about 15 years now, 
>>>> just be careful when you weld or use your plasma cutter :)
>>>>      mike
>>>> On 11/10/2019 4:18 PM, John Mitchell via Shop-talk wrote:
>>>>> I'm putting down racedeck type garage tiles and I'm wondering what 
>>>>> the best blade is for my miter saw.  Should I get the finest tooth 
>>>>> blade I can find or will a 60 tooth 12" blade suffice?
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