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Forum topic by woodman71 posted 09-06-2009 04:09 AM 747 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2009 04:09 AM

I made a zero clearance insert and I’m using forrest woodworker 2 and the blade sound like it is hitting it check blade to table saw and it is square to miter slots is this normal and I might be making this sound like more than it is it just sound like when you cut a piece of wood and the cutoff just sit at the blade make very little contact but is this normal are is this a problem because I checked like I said and I don’t see a problem and when I rip and crosscut all is fine . thanks

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 04:16 AM

This same question was asked a few weeks ago, unfortunately, I’m not savvy enough to find it.

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 04:18 AM

Is the blade bent?

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 04:38 AM

from what i can see all is good I guess i will try a different blade

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 05:20 PM

If the insert doesn’t fit snugly into the table top recess, it may be shifting with the vibration of the saw and thus rubbing on the blade. If that’s the case, it will probably work its’ self out after a little use. The other thing, If the original insert was recessed on the bottom- so the blade could be raised to full height and allow clearance for the arbor nut/flange- you may have the nut/flange rubbing on the bottom of the new insert.

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 07:02 PM

I had the same problem… I even enlarged my ZCI opening.
Turned out my blade was just ever so slightly bent.
Try another blade on it and see what happens. When I did that, the other blade did not touch the sides… ergo… bent Forest. Straightening, 2 teeth and shipping was about $45… and it took 3 wks!!

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 07:17 PM

Hi It could be some dirt, sawdust, etc on the spindle doesn’t take much to make a blade wobble.Check that out too.Alistair

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