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>> No. 2655 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 10:25 pm
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If my saw keeps stopping mid-cut is it broken or is it just that the blade needs replacing?
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>> No. 2656 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 10:51 pm
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The Internet suggests that I've put the blade on incorrectly or not tightly enough but I haven't taken it apart since when it did work properly and I've tried tightening the nut.
>> No. 2657 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 12:52 am
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>>2655
I would certainly look at refitting or changing the blade - have you been using it a lot? Cutting stuff recently that might have fucked the blade a bit?
>> No. 2658 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 4:27 am
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If the motor stops turning, then it's probably stalling or the motor protection circuitry is kicking in. Are you taking a particularly deep cut? Is the cut being squeezed shut so the blade is binding? Is the blade blunt or rusty?
>> No. 2659 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 9:22 am
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>>2657
The blade looks fine but I never inspected it closely before. I've been using it fairly intensively the past couple of months and noticed at least once I'd gone through a nail.

>>2658
The motor doesn't stop, just the blade. No to the rest except maybe it's blunt; hard to say.
>> No. 2660 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 9:29 am
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>>2659 The motor doesn't stop, just the blade.

'sfucked.

If the blade's held on OK (and that's normally pretty obvious if not) then the gearbox has failed, Probably plastic gears just shredded.
Have a quick look to see if spares are available - if the gears are deliberately feeble to avoid damaging other stuff under overload, they may well be. May or may not be cheaper than another saw.
>> No. 2661 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 9:36 am
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>>2660

Yup. Either the blade isn't properly attached, or the gearbox is lunched.
>> No. 2662 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 10:59 am
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>>2660
>>2661

It's a MacAllister 1200w, I don't see any obvious spare parts for it out there. Seems a shame as these things should last years.
>> No. 2663 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:04 am
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I know this is heinously basic advice but have you tried oiling the mechanisms? It could be that the gears are binding.
>> No. 2664 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:05 am
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Assuming it's irreparable, could you recommend a replacement? Preferably under £100 if there are any for that which aren't total shit.
>> No. 2665 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:07 am
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>>2664
Can you wait until Lidl/Aldi have them as their special buys?
>> No. 2666 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:09 am
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>>2663
I wouldn't know which oil to buy or what parts to put it on. The only person nearby I could ask is old so I'm avoiding going too near him.
>> No. 2667 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:12 am
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>>2665
Not unless that's a week or so from now.
>> No. 2668 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:32 am
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>>2659
>at least once I'd gone through a nail.

Using a handsaw, even a single stroke over a nail will blunt the blades significantly. If you imagine a powertools blade moving at 4000rpm, that's like 66 strokes per tooth in a single second. Maybe half or even quarter that during actual nail contact, so something like 16 strokes blade damaging strokes per tooth.

I'm wondering if the extra friction introduced by the blunted blades might be just a little too much for the motor to handle. It'd make sense if your saw is of the cheaper brand; less efficient components and what not. It sounds ridiculous but the extra effort required to use blunted blades is very apparent.

If it just doesn't make sense that the blade isn't attached correctly or the motor is damaged, check the prices on new blades before you cash out on a whole new machine.
>> No. 2669 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 11:45 am
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>>2668
They're about £20 which is almost a third the price of an entirely new machine.
>> No. 2670 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 12:18 pm
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>>2669

You probably don't have to buy a Makita blade, they're typical universal, you just need the right size. They're about a tenner from Bosch and the like.
>> No. 2671 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 1:23 pm
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>>2670

I don't see any 165mm blades for a tenner around
>> No. 2672 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 1:32 pm
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>>2671

There's quite a few on amazon from £9.99 to £14.
>> No. 2673 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 3:47 pm
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>>2672

I'm not using amazon.
>> No. 2674 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 3:48 pm
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>>2673
Good man.
>> No. 2675 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 5:27 pm
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>>2667
Middle of Lidl today.
>> No. 2676 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 5:33 pm
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>>2673
>>2674
Any particular reason we should know about?
>> No. 2677 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 6:42 pm
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>>2676

"Something, something, Bezos makes more per hour than an NHS nurse makes in her life, capitalism is horrible so I'll shop at Argos instead, that'll show 'em", I think.
>> No. 2678 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 6:54 pm
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>>2676
Ever seen the Robocop films? Amazon is OCP.

>>2677
Fuck off, cunt.
>> No. 2679 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 6:55 pm
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>>2677
Not the first poster, but personally I minimise my shopping on Amazon mainly because their strides towards monopolisation will hurt consumers in the long run.
>> No. 2680 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 7:07 pm
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>>2677
More like because Amazon has been flooded with cheap Chinese shit and you can't filter any of it out. The reviews are a fucking mess too and a lot of them are fake or in exchange for a free product. The whole website's gone downhill.
>> No. 2681 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 7:08 pm
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>>2675

Cheers.

>>2676

If for no other reason than that it's a picket line today.
>> No. 2682 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 7:14 pm
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>>2678
Charming.

>>2679
I agree. I think Amazon Prime really changed things for a lot of people because suddenly ordering a light bulb off Amazon was cheaper than getting in the car and going to the local supermarket. Because of that, and the convenience, a lot of people basically started using Amazon as a one stop shop for everything, and yes that monopolisation will be bad on both ends of the supply chain in the long run. I don't buy anything other than Kindle books from Amazon unless it's very specific bit of kit that I can't find a UK seller for anywhere else (although I'll always try ebay first).

>>2680
Interesting. I haven't used it except for the Kindle store for a few years now so I wasn't aware. I suppose Chinese tat is everywhere now, though?
>> No. 2683 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 7:28 pm
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>>2682
I can't say I've noticed an influx of Chinese tat on Amazon. Then again, I tend to only use it if I've received gift vouchers as a present or something is ridiculously low priced because most things I buy are cheaper elsewhere; Zatu has them beat easily on board games and if I want a book they tend to be cheaper on eBay.
>> No. 2684 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 8:16 pm
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I've ordered a corded Makita from screwfix on the grounds that mucking about with spare parts or a cheaper model will be a false economy in both the long and short term.
>> No. 2685 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 8:19 pm
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>>2683
Sometimes you won't know if it's coming from China unless you check the reviews and people say it took a few weeks/over a month to get to them, or have asked a question about the origin. If you click on the seller they'll have their address as set to Hull or something but the business/main shipping address is in China. Basically the same as on eBay. Fakespot used to be good at filtering through the reviews and picking out fake ones but it seems less effective now and I'm not sure if there's any other site that reliably does the same thing.
>> No. 2686 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 9:03 pm
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>>2684
You should definitely try the new Makita blade on the old machine, if only to prove me wrong.
>> No. 2687 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 9:08 pm
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>>2686
Good idea.
>> No. 2688 Anonymous
1st May 2020
Friday 10:23 pm
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>>2673

They're the same price in Screwfix you fucking weapon.
>> No. 2689 Anonymous
2nd May 2020
Saturday 12:02 am
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>>2688
Never understood this bit of yoof slang. 'Weapon' sounds more like a compliment than an insult to me.
>> No. 2690 Anonymous
2nd May 2020
Saturday 12:16 am
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>>2689
It wasn't really yoof slang at all - it's a joke from the Nathan Barley TV show. A forced meme, if you will.
>> No. 2691 Anonymous
2nd May 2020
Saturday 12:24 am
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>>2690

It's scottish slang to me and I'm quite sure it was around before the TV show. I wonder if it comes from calling people a tool, as when you're tooled up you're armed with a weapon.
>> No. 2692 Anonymous
2nd May 2020
Saturday 1:10 am
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>>2688

I looked on Screwfix and the ones that were the same depth and width were £20 or more.
>> No. 2693 Anonymous
2nd May 2020
Saturday 9:49 am
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>>2691
I assumed it was short for weaponised autism.
>> No. 2694 Anonymous
2nd May 2020
Saturday 10:45 am
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>>2692

There's three I can see under £13 but I suppose its irrelevant now anyway.
>> No. 2695 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 4:21 pm
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The Makita doesn't have a laser sight and I was worried that would mean I'd fuck up all the cuts but it's done a much neater job than I was doing with the Macalister. Maybe the laser caused me to over-adjust or maybe it's just a better made tool.
>> No. 2696 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 6:06 pm
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>>2695

You don't need a laser sight, just a long bit of wood and a couple of cramps to make a fence.

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/tools/21016837/how-to-make-a-circular-saw-guide
>> No. 2697 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 8:01 pm
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>>2696

Fuck that, I'll just do it badly until I get the knack of doing it well without thinking about it. Nothing I'm working on needs to be particularly tidy.
>> No. 2698 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 8:16 pm
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>>2697
I worship at exactly the same door when it comes to DIY and building work. Peace be with you.
>> No. 2699 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 8:19 pm
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>>2696

Made myself one of these as I couldn't afford to fork out for a proper track-saw at the time.
Absolutely brilliant. Made ripping boards so much easier and neater.
>> No. 2700 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 8:26 pm
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>>2696
Oh that is excellent.
>> No. 2701 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 9:37 pm
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>>2700 I really want one of these
https://www.thisoldhouse.com/tools/21143970/how-to-use-a-mobile-cnc-router
>> No. 2702 Anonymous
6th May 2020
Wednesday 10:07 pm
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>>2701
Oooh so do I now you bastard where can we get three thousands dollars??
>> No. 2703 Anonymous
7th May 2020
Thursday 9:37 am
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>>2702 I know, it's definitely on my to-covet list.
Manufacture videos always make stuff look easy, and miss out the shitwork, but damn, this looks like fun.
https://youtu.be/iEv2wcOukjQ

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