ts blade scratches on bottom half of edge

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Forum topic by kansas posted 11-16-2009 03:40 AM 979 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2009 03:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw adjustment blade scratches

I have a Delta cabinet saw and I usually just use a $40 blade and clean up the saw marks with a joiner but I just bought a Forrest blade. The blade looks impressive but I am still not seeing the edge quality that all the reviews on the blade claim. The top half does looks great but the lower half of the edge always has visible saw marks. I have checked my fence for parrallel to the blade and checked it for square up and down as well. Has anyone else had a similar problem?

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 03:50 AM

Which Forrest blade? I’ve got two Wood Worker I’s and I get really smooth cuts as advertised.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 05:20 AM

I’ve been using forest for some time and they are good blades. I’ve gotten a few back from sharpening that were bent. That could cause the poor cut. My saw at home cuts nice but the saw at work has a bent arbor and leaves saw marks. Check the blade for wobble by turning it on, then turn it off and stair straight at it. See if it wobbles close to when it stops.

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 05:27 AM

How rigid is the throat insert on your saw? A flexing insert can cause a lot of issues. Also be sure the splitter is aligned too.

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 02:23 AM

The blade is a WWII. I will try the steel throat insert and see what happens. I have only tried it with my homemade zero clearance.

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