|Forum topic by Allen||posted 11-19-2007 10:55 PM||1620 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-19-2007 10:55 PM
I recently did a thorough shop cleaning and maintenance on my tools, part of which involved cleaning my table saw blade. I have Ridgid TS3650 which, at 1 1/2 HP is not the most powerful saw in the world, has pretty much been adequate for my needs.
For some reason, since the cleaning and reinstallation of the blade, I’m getting binding when I cut at a low blade height. I can go right through 10/4 red oak with no problems, but cutting 1/4” deep for tenons or even cutting some 1/4” MDF causes the blade to bind mere inches into the cut. I tried putting the standard insert back in thinking maybe taking out and reinstalling my zero clearance plate might have put something off-kilter, but no difference. The nut is tight on the arbor and the tension of my belt hasn’t changed and has always been fine before.
Anyone have ideas as to what could be causing this? Do I need a new blade?
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