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Cracked Woodslicer blade out of box

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I just had a Woodslicer resaw blade delivered to my house, opened package to install on bandsaw and as I unwrapped the blades wrapping I noticed lots of cracking. There are at least twenty cracks on a two foot portion of a 131.5” blade. I’m thinking the person that packaged the blade decided to fit the blade in a box too small by twisting the blade an extra time to create a smaller diameter. Which is total bs. Now I can’t work, and not sure if I feel like ordering more blades from this place. 

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I’ve never had a problem with Woodslicer blades, or anything from Highland.  Any company can have an occasional defective unit. Contact them and I’m sure they will make it right. 

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1 hour ago, Barron said:

I’ve never had a problem with Woodslicer blades, or anything from Highland.  Any company can have an occasional defective unit. Contact them and I’m sure they will make it right. 

Yep, I emailed them with pictures. Really just posted to see how unusual the community thinks this is. How many times should a 3/4” blade be flipped into a tiny coil? To me it seems just standard three loops/coiled, not sure what the proper terminology is. 

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With limited experience with only my 14” Grizz, but I don’t think a blade can be coiled more than one time, ie. a quarter of it’s diameter. Highland has excellent customer service and you should be without a blade only a short time. 

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I have had all my woodslicers delivered with an extra twist to the coil and never had problem.  I guessing you just had the fluke blade, unfortunately, but I am sure they will be happy to replace it.

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The cracks, and the box it was in,  was coiled up just about same as that 1/4” blade. Both arrived in that box. I coiled it how it is in picture

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1 hour ago, Chet said:

I have had all my woodslicers delivered with an extra twist to the coil and never had problem.  I guessing you just had the fluke blade, unfortunately, but I am sure they will be happy to replace it.

 

Chet, didn’t know you could and why would you? Just curious l

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I have never had any issues and I have bought probably 20 of them over the years. I'm guessing it was an isolated incident.

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20 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

I have never had any issues and I have bought probably 20 of them over the years. I'm guessing it was an isolated incident.

I’m glad to hear from everyone that the company is of quality standards and appreciate the feedback. I saw only great reviews which is why I ordered from them. Buying a superb resaw blade at $50 is more along the lines of my budget than a $200 resaw blade. 

The company told me this morning they are sending a new blade out and hadn’t ever had issues either. So I’m content. Just need myself to remain patient as the wait to resaw this expensive hardwood goes on!

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11 hours ago, Coop said:

Chet, didn’t know you could and why would you? Just curious

If you look at his last picture you can see that it allows them to be shipped in a smaller box which I would guess also saves on shipping.  I could never figure out how the folded them smaller.  When I was a meatcutter we got a lot of our blades folded up smaller and I could never quite figure out how they did it.  they weren't a small as pictured above because they were somewhere around 200 inches and almost an inch wide depending on the types of saws we had at the different stores but it was smaller then the easy way of folding them in thirds.

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