Ok last week I got to thinking I need a new BS blade, so I ordered a 1/2 inch Wood Slicer got here today. So took off the old blade, and has I was coiling it up to store it, it snapped..lol...now I got a 72 inch hack saw blade...guess it really was time to change to a new blade, glad it didn't break while I was sawing something, have had that happen and it is really scary.
Anyways I got a 1/2 inch Wood Slicer, it was covered in an orange paper wrapper...love that...it has been awhile since I have gotten a new BS blade, used to just show up with a twist tie holding in the loop and uncoiling was an adventure until you learned how to do it...anyways love the paper wrapper cause you can uncoil any old way completely safely...guess they have come along ways. But after I uncoiled it, I looked at the paper and it said "To Remove Wrapper Turn Blade Inside Out"...What...why the hell would I do that, how stupid is that...am I missing some thing. Until now I didn't need gloves and it was safe, now you want me to turn it inside out, what difference would that make, the paper is still going to on there, even if by some miracle, lets saw the paper just magically popped off, ok now I got a BS blade with no protection that I have to turn back inside out to orient the blade correctly on the BS, how is that safer. Needless to say I completely ignored that bit of info and just started peeling off the paper from one end to the the other, only took a minute or two and the blade went right onto the BS, no flipping etc...Why would Wood Slicer even suggest something that stupid, flipping a BS blade inside out is much more dangerous then uncoiling one, don't understand why you would make some thing safe then tell you to do some thing unsafe...makes no sense, unless I am missing some thing.