|Forum topic by dcase84||posted 06-10-2016 09:29 PM||1434 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
06-10-2016 09:29 PM
I recently upgraded from a Delta/Rockwell Unisaw to a newer (36-869) version.
The last saw wasn’t exactly high quality, so I didn’t put much effort into alignment or blades, but it served it’s purpose. Now that I upgraded, I’m trying to dial everything in the right way.
I have the blade and miter slot aligned, as well as the fence and miter slot. Rear of the fence is kicked out .003” to the right. There’s about .004” run out in full blade rotation. Just installed a 30T Woodworker II.
My test piece is 1” thick red oak. Even with a skim cut about half the blade kerf I’m getting circular saw markings on the cut surface. Based on the arc of these markings, it’s telling me they’re coming from the front end, vs material hitting the rear of the blade. The markings are shallow, but I can still feel them.
I did notice with the saw running, the belts kind of flop around, but are tight when not running. This saw is very close to new, I’m not sure what it was used for, but I see practically zero wear in the machine.
Is the Woodworker II 30T just too aggressive for 1” Oak? Would my .004” run out cause this?