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Posted on what is causing tapered cuts on table saw?

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#1 posted 03-20-2010 03:27 AM

The biggest problem I have seen using my Ridgid 3650 on getting straight rips on a long board is the out feed support. If the out feed support is sloped any at all toward the left, it will drag the board over as you push it out. It is best to have it exactly level to the table, but a little inclination downward towards the fence is preferable to the opposite. In that case, a longer sacrificial fence will still hold the board true. If the out feed support is trying to guide the board away from the fence, you cannot hold it.

i agree, a 1/16 taper is not good to go for a face frame rip on a bookshelf face or large cabinet. If you have moved your saw at all, you could have caught a little dust or chip under one of the feet.

Check your out feed surface against your saw table.


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