It seems the miter saw, planer and jointer are all having issues, and the table saw is limping along. I ended my session early today since the planer and jointer were chewing up my workpieces, and the miter saw was down for the count. The table saw’s blade also seemed to be dull, pulsing through a crosscut even at a low feed rate through pine. I also noticed that the drum sander, as a stop-gap for the planer, appears to be inoperable.
Is this an accurate assessment? I’m not trying to just throw stones, but it seems to me the majority of the machinery is down. I’m interested in helping, and seeing that there is a workday coming up on the 4th, I’ll look to be there. However, I do need to say I was disapointed that on my first scheduled work day, the bandsaw and drill press seemed to be the only up-to-snuff machines.
I understand this is a community and we all need to pitch in to help and maintain, which is why I’m happy to throw in on the 4th. I want to be part of the solution, but I would like to know if this is an abberation: having this many machines down at the same time. Dull teeth, dull cutters, and marring rollers costs me in ruined materials and lost time. This being my first experience makes it a disappointment and I was hugely excited to be a member.
Also, is there somewhere comprehensive to see the status of the various machines?