Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Bandsaw blades are sharp!
I hear you saying... "No shit, Sherlock!" Yeah, these blades will rip through your flesh like Tassie devils on a fresh roadkill. I've had some setbacks with my current project... My bandsaw blade has snapped off and I'm currently awaiting a replacement one. All I remember was turning it on, pushing a block of Queensland walnut through and hearing this God almighty *POP*... Then nothing. I opened the top and bottom doors, and there it was, dangling around the wheels. After a few choice words of French-Canadian expletives, I proceeded to remove the now useless blade... And in the process, my left thumb got mauled. Word of warning... These damn blades are like a spring-loaded barracuda fish, ready to grip everything that gets too close to its teeth.