Idiots

Jun. 1st, 2011 06:57 pm
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I'm good at putting things together from kits. I follow the step by step directions and get it done. Clearly some people FAIL at this.

I took apart more of the band saw today, only to find a missing part on the drive shaft. According to the manual, there should be a 3/16" woodruff key to affix the drive pulley to the spindle that makes the saw work. Once I finally got it apart, I find that there is no key affixing the two parts together. The idiot who put it together just left it out, then screwed the set screw in as far as it goes, therefore making the saw moderately functional, though it slips easily under a heavy load.

The set screw has chewed up the spindle a bit where it had slipped, but I got it all apart, and the home depot website tells me they sell woodruff keys in a 2-pack for 74 cents.

Come on people, power tools are not the place to skimp when it comes to reading the assembly instructions.

At least I have a purry lap kitty to whisk the irritation away.
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