- 14 Feb 2010
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I can't argue against that as I can only relate to to the two I got with my SIP 01332 saw both of which splintered on contact so I threw them away and made wooden replacements. I rang the retailer who offered to send replacements but I refused as there wasn't much point.Do they ? All saws come with them and if they did then the hse wouldnt allow them to be supplied nor sold.
Actually they dont, ive stuffed them into blades loads of times and as with wooden ones, then just cut a slot.
There's a lot of stuff gets through retail sale that might be questionable and I seriously doubt if HSE gets too much involved until there's an issue in a commercial application. The saw was manufactured in China if I remember!
As an aside, I have a background in thermoformable plastics so know a bit about different properties and though mine had been injection moulded similar rules apply. I didn't check the material of mine as I couldn't be bothered but they were not fit for purpose,. It was a long time ago so perhaps they've been improved now. I do have some suitable polypropylene and nylon offcuts which would make decent pushsticks but it would be a waste when I have loads of scrap hardwood which works very well.