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posted 10/5/2010 10:21:32 PM |
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it hasn't been that many years ago you could get something from sears and just about count on it last into your kids lives. hand tools, power tools, etc. well i've had a couple of lemons and now my new table saw is tits up. last night i was going great guns, had the shop full of dust, and really enjoying myself. then, i shut the saw off to do something and heard a funny screech when i turned it back on, and thought oh shit. at first i thought it might be the bearing on the arbor for the blade. nope, tonight i finally got it figured out, bearing in the motor, or the blade brake, and i'm thinking bearing.

now this is not one of the small bench top saws like i had before, but a big hulking 300 pound hunk of pure tear anything up that gets by the blade. i've been really happy with the way it cuts, and once i got a decent blade on it, wow, then i got a good blade, and i love it. i'll hate to have to re-adjust everything, it's a bitch at best to get things tuned so one can make accurate cuts, but once ya do, boy, i'll never go back to a cheap saw again. at least not a direct drive.

so i guess tomorrow i start going round and round with sears about it, or they will just get me a new motor and i'll put it in, some how. so for a few days it looks like i'll be on the computer more than in the shop, heck i may even decide to write something in the blogs again. boredom does that to me.

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Oct 5 @ 10:27PM  
the saw is less than a year old, i failed to mention that. so yeah, i'm a bit upset about it. guess all this chinese made shit is going to really help make someone some money.

Oct 5 @ 10:48PM  
I have been wondering where you have been. I have to get back to my creative habits too...and when I do...ya won't see me here either. Hope it all works out for you. What are you wondering.

Oct 5 @ 11:18PM  
i just put some pics up of stuff i recently done, out of boredom as much as anything else. once they are approved, i'll let folks know and anyone that is interested can take a look.

Oct 5 @ 11:45PM  
Its really sad... !!
I hate buying a Power tool that don't last!! Something like that would REALLY Piss me off!!!
BTW...was that built in the USA?

Kinda hard to tell now a days....though...!! The last Co. I worked for........ "Swapped" labels..

Oct 5 @ 11:50PM  
this one was made in china. but eeven at that some of the stuff from there is usually ok. i'm not sure of the whats or whys of it going tits up in less than a year, but i'm not a happy camper about it.

Oct 6 @ 12:58AM  
Sears used to be quality and reputable, no more, not for a very long time in my book.

Oct 6 @ 1:24AM  
I know where you're coming from. Some may remember back in May I bought an electric fireplace...I love it!

Well I did run it a few times...without the heat of course...just to enjoy watching looks so real. But when the weather got to the 90's? I didn't even wanna look at it.

Now it's fireplace weather for real w/heat. The damn thing lights up but it won't make a flickering flame. It's all a one piece insert which I have to take out and haul something like 40 miles back to the shop where I bought it. It won't cost me because it's still under warranty but geez you'd have thought it woulda lasted at least ONE season? Wouldn't ya? I mean it pretty much quit before it got started...

So yeah duster...I feel ur pain....

Oct 6 @ 10:42AM  
Isn't that nice? Build crappy stuff then charge outrageous prices for things that stop working not even a year later?

I agree...what happened to quality? It's become "quantity over quality" anymore.

Oct 6 @ 12:43PM  
got off the phone with sears, and they will send a tech out friday morning to check the saw out. now if he brings the motor i'll be a happy sawduster again. or at least as happy as i normally am. which is debatable.

Oct 6 @ 6:41PM  
What's he making? Seriously? He's makin sawdust! Heck yeah. I bet it smells nice in your shop.

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