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Can my table saw blade be repaired or should it?

  • 12 Nov 2021 7:48 AM
    Reply # 12121939 on 12119315

    Don't use the blade until you get it inspected.

    If you take it to a good sharpening shop they can take a look and tell you what the damage is and what it will cost to repair. If they can't do it they'll tell you. They *should* be able to rebalance and retrue the blade as well as replacing any carbide tips that may have broken or gotten cracked when the blade was imbedded in the sawstop pawl. It will likely not be a cheap repair and you may be better off tossing the blade. Still cheaper than a finger.

    If you use the blade without getting it checked out you will at minimum get bad cuts because the blade isn't spinning straight. You could also be looking at cracked teeth breaking and flying off the blade when it spins.

    Last modified: 12 Nov 2021 7:48 AM | David Hollister
  • 11 Nov 2021 8:42 AM
    Message # 12119315

    I tripped my sawstop break yesterday on my really nice blade. The blade is out of true. That is its not 100% flat. However, the amount of wobble is probably way less than 0.001. Not much. I noticed it as I'm using a zero clearance throat plate and can barely hear rubbing where the blade ate into the break.

    Should I get it sharpened and hope that helps or keep the blade for backup and get a new one?


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