|Forum topic by Bovine||posted 01-17-2010 11:09 PM||1118 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-17-2010 11:09 PM
I just had one of those moments where I was so angry and frustrated that I just had to leave everything as it was and walk out of the shop. If I start working again, I’m going to screw up more or get myself hurt.
>>Yells at the top of his lungs<<
OK, that feels better. Just a bit better.
To make a long story short, the fence WAS MOVING ON ME! Not fast or by large amounts, but say a half-inch over the coarse of 10 cuts. This was causing the burning and the binding. I cleaned the fence and rails and reset the fence. Cut another board and it did it again!
This is nuts! The boards I’ve already cut may not be ruined but they’ll require some serious cleaning up. Like a lot of us, I’m kind of a perfectionist with my work. It really irritates me that I didn’t figure it out sooner and that my tablesaw isn’t working properly.
My saw is one of those Ridgid contractor saws that folds up on it’s built-in dolly. You know, the one at Home Depot. I got it 4 or 5 years ago for about $400. It’s done a decent enough job over the years but it might finally be time for be to pony up the big bucks.
Well, I think I’ve cooled down enough to go back and clean up for the day. Maybe it’ll go better tomorrow.
-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"