|Forum topic by dalec||posted 12-13-2007 03:13 AM||813 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
12-13-2007 03:13 AM
I was finally ready to start cutting boards for a small box project. I aligned my table saw,(saw and fence parallel to the miter slot and saw blade at 90 degrees to the table top).
I decided to go with a smaller box, so I would not have to resaw too tall a board (no band saw). I ripped the board into 2 narrower boards. then proceeded to resaw the narrow pieces into 3/8” boards.
I got on a roll sawing the boards. I should have checked the first board. Once I completed the cuts, I noticed the boards were slightly thicker at the bottom of the board than the top. Put a square to the fence and found the TS fence feed side top near the front side of the TS curves slightly away from the saw blade based on my square. I checked the square against the center of the fence and the outfeed side. These last two measures were pretty much dead on.
Now my question: I tend when using the fence (locked down) to put firm pressure downward and against the fence when using the fence as a guide. Is this technique of holding workpieces correct?
The Table Saw I have is a used saw and the original owner did not appear to taken care of the saw very well, so I am thinking he may have force the fence at one time so much so that the fence is slightly bent.
Is it me (my technique) or my fence? Got any thoughts on this? Open to suggestions.