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    Very Little Drama......

    We had this old large TV stand thing, big ugly black particle board and glass unit. The TV that went with it is long dead, we were using it for storing stuff in, but after the earthquake we got rid of a lot of stuff. Imagine having your whole house picked up and shaken for a few seconds, then cleaning up the mess. Trust me that when you are cleaning everything up you do a lot of questioning why we have this or that or all of these things....

    The TV stand had to go. I took it apart, (saved all the hardware!) and then I had to cut it all up into less than a foot square pieces to be able to toss it in the trash. If we set it out as a unit, we would have to pay about $25 to have it hauled away.

    If anyone doubt if you can set off your SawStop by hitting a brad nail buried deep in a bunch of particle board, I'm here to tell you that you can......



    The CoC restricts me from saying what I said out loud when this happened.

    The blade not damaged.....


    ... the two scratches you see there are from me sliding a small hammer along the blade to knock the spent cartridge off the blade.

    I replaced the cartridge and put the blade back on, then I ran it up to speed with the blade below the table and it seems fine

    When this thing went off I was surprised at how little drama there was, I was almost through the cut, and then a small "thuck" sound and that was it. From all the videos I have seen I thought I would be needing a change of underwear, but it was like "Now you see it, now you don't"

    I caused this, I did something stupid, I really should have known I'd hit a brad or staple and I should have used the by-pass switch, that is what it is there for

    Oh well, I'll be the one paying for a new cartridge, anyone know where I can get one online that will ship to Japan?

    Oh bother.....
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    Toss TV stand out on the street $25 By new SS cartridge $69
    I think I'll go with toss the TV stand
    Sorry Stu you opened the door and I just couldn't help my self
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Chuck, great response!!!!
    Find one online Stu that will work, if it isn't against the law I will buy it for you and ship it to you.
    I also would have expected a great big commotion when it went off Stu. Hey, you know it works! Keeping it for a momento? Or do you send them back for some type of core deposit/money off on your new one?
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    Sorry about that Stu. Question, why did the nail set it off?


    And on the other part, use a sawsall. That's why they make them.
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    So you first word was 'OH'?

    That's interesting. I've always thought that it almost 'melted' the blade and cartridge together.

    Well, nice to get the that first one out of the way.

    What do you think would have happened if you hit the nail without the SS?

    I don't think I've ever hit a nail with a my table saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post


    What do you think would have happened if you hit the nail without the SS?
    It would have cut the nail and kept going. It may or may not have taken the edge off the carbide teeth.

    Ike

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    I believe its a very small price to pay for finger and hand safety.

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    Stu,

    I feel your pain!

    A couple weeks ago, I was cleaning up the shop, since Doorlink's Mom was coming to visit. First time shop and house has been really clean and squared away in a while...

    Anyway, there was an old whitewood two by four with a few nails sticking out of one end. Would have made a fearsome weapon in a bar fight. Instead of taking the time to pull out all the nails, I figured I'd just cut off the end and chuck it. (yes, we can get away with that kind of thing here... )

    But, of course, the sawsall was already put away in it's new home up on a shelf, out of a six year old's reach. But there's the bandsaw, right there, all set up and plugged in. What could go wrong?

    Everything was fine until right near the end. Whatever doofus drove those nails into there, he must have been an english major! One was bent and driven all the way in slantwise to hide it. Of course, it hit the blade. Yes, there were sparks and everything. Lucky I didn't light the pile of fine bandsaw sawdust on fire!

    Scratch one Timberwolf. Dang!

    Oh, well, hope you can find a new cartridge!

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Toss TV stand out on the street $25 By new SS cartridge $69
    I think I'll go with toss the TV stand
    Sorry Stu you opened the door and I just couldn't help my self
    Yep, I agree with you Chuck, but the boss would not see it that way.

    Boss: please cut up that old TV stand and throw it out in the regular garbage and save us $25

    Me: No way dear, it I hit a nail and set off the cartridge that will cost me like $80

    Boss: Well don't hit a nail....

    Me: but I can't always see them.....

    Boss: You mean that $5000 tablesaw of yours is afraid of a stupid little nail? What use are you.... OR the saw...

    Me: Yes dear, I'll cut it up right away.....

    See what I mean

    of course if I was not so STUPID and if I remembered to turn on the by pass.... Oh well, I'll never EVER do that again......

    My name IS......


    STU-pid

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    You saved the blade, save the trash fee, saved a change of underwear, saved being scolded from the boss, I'd say that's Stu-pendous savings
    Glad to hear it wasn't something worse causing the set-off!
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