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    Arrow Saw Warning

    I was using my arrow saw to trim a little off my arrows when suddenly there was a huge bang. The cutting wheel had disintegrated showering my face with fragments.



    I wasn't hurt but I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn't been wearing my goggles.

    I don't know if I'd put some sideways pressure on the wheel, or I did something else wrong, or the wheel's time had just come.

    Anyway, I thought a warning wouldn't go amiss. Wear your eye protection.
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    Glad to hear you escaped injury.
    Should there be an eye guard around the cutting disc area? Like the ones round pillar drill machines.
    I am not saying that maybe you removed it; rather that the machine didn't have one in the first place.
    The little machine I have which is based around a dremel with some fittings I added, sometimes breaks discs. BUT the diameter is about 1" and the spin off is almost nill. The bits fall rather than fly. Would it be possible to use smaller discs on your machine?

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    As far as I know it never had a shield on it.

    As for the discs, they are probably a standard fitment but if I found a smaller one to fit it wouldn't protrude far enough to cut arrows.

    I did not get the saw new and in retrospect I probably should have binned the disk and fitted a new one as soon as I got it as I don't know how it had been treated in the past and I don't know how old the wheel was. People often don't realise that cutting disks can have a limited life as some glues can deteriorate, especially if they have been stored wrong.
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    Another factoid - it's a good idea to run a new grinding wheel for a few minutes before using it in case it has a manufacuring defect or storage damage. If the disk has a fault it'll probably go bang in the first minute or two and it's better if it happens when you're not standing in front of it.
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    have had this happen a number of times on the one we have with the discs supplied. Usually on the first cut after not being used for a while. Ended up getting slightly thicker cutting discs and always "test" with an old arrow first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekib View Post
    Ended up getting slightly thicker cutting discs.
    Where do you get the disks from?
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