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#1 posted 05-27-2010 02:14 AM

Dale,

Welcome. I’m new here too and have found this to be a very supportive and helpful bunch of wood freaks. In answer to one of your questions; yes, the blade guides do occasionaly come in contact with the blade. In fact, I ditched the cool block-style guides that came with my saw, made maple guides to replace them, and sandwiched the blade between them in direct contact. The teeth cut a path through, and the body of the blade can’t twist. Make sure they touch evenly on both sides on both top and bottom. Works great. If yours has roller guides, forget the preceeding. You know when the tension is right when you can push the blade no more than 1/4” without making your thumb go white. don’t worry too much about tension. Get it close and cut wood. Tracking on upper wheel is far more important. Aloso,k Your 3/8” blaqde is bad. Check the weld. Probably lumpy. Take it back.

Once again, welcome.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.


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