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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 1650 days ago

Jon -
IMO, a “soft washer” would be the worst possible fix for this problem. Blades want to follow the path of least resistance while cutting and I can visualize cutting into a knot (or really tightly grained wood) and having the blade deflect even more than usual because of a “soft washer”.

Shimming might work, but I wouldn’t want to re-shim for each blade change and I doubt if I would be very comfortable using a shim with a stacked dado cutter. And, you probably couldn’t pay me enough to use a shim with a wobble dado cutter. – lol

I would check with Ridgid about this. There may be a recall, or they may have a better solution. Quite honestly, I would spend the $110 before I tried some home made fix.

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