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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 06-28-2016 11:06 PM 712 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2016 11:06 PM

I have a old craftsman contractor table saw with craftsman fence I inherited,and today was the first time using it,I was cutting strips 3/4” x 3/4” and most of them came out looking like a trapezoid from the end and not the square I was trying for.I checked the fence and it’s parallel to the blade,the blade is at 90 degrees.any Ideas what is happening?

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#1 posted 06-28-2016 11:52 PM

Is the wood flat and straight with a perfectly straight reference edge along the fence? If so, is the fence slipping?

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#2 posted 06-28-2016 11:54 PM

No easy way to say it: you’re using a crummy saw.

All I know is most of their problem is with the fence.

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 01:38 AM

yes square flat edges,and it doesn’t seem to be slipping,could blade height have anything to do with it?have 3-4 teeth exposed above the wood.

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#4 posted 06-29-2016 05:24 PM

How do you know the blade is 90 degrees to the table? Did you measure it somehow or are you going by the tilt indicator on the front?

Always measure. Never trust the indicator on the say.

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#5 posted 06-29-2016 06:16 PM

Is the table top flat ?

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