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Re: I didn't actually say
Posted by Laszlo on Mar 25, 2005
The difference is not so much in the chance of banging your knuckles into it, it's that the saw blade is designed to resist radial forces, not lateral ones. Yes, I know you said to use a light touch and you've obviously gotten away with it, but you're still stressing a piece of steel spinning at high speeds in a direction that it was not meant to take a lot of stress in. That's why the sanding disks are thicker.
If you really want to kludge things up for the fun of pushing the envelope, try bolting 2 blades in at once, sort of like a dadoe cutter with no gap. That way you'll have more metal to resist that lateral force.
May the force be with you instead of at right angles,
In Response to: I didn't actually say... by Robert N Pruden on Mar 25, 2005
- Ok, Laz by Robert N Pruden on Mar 25, 2005