|Forum topic by MTMan2||posted 704 days ago||887 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
704 days ago
I’ve been using my new old ShopSmith Mark V for a few weeks, now, with no problems. Yesterday, though, I set up to make some cuts in some 50” lengths of 1×4 pine to create a grid for working sheet goods (roll-around cart build). So the cuts I’m making are set for 1 3/4” deep and 3/4” wide.
I was in the 3rd or 4th test cut when I noticed my blade seemed to have moved to the right side of the table insert (not using a zero-clearance). I reset the quill feed and made sure all table and saw settings were locked and started over. The next cut showed a kerf that was almost twice as wide at the top as at the board’s side.
So, I stopped everything, unplugged, etc. Then I spun the blade by hand and watched to see if it was moving side to side (thinking to myself the blade is warped or bent or something). Seemed fine. Powered back up and just turned the blade on and watched. To my eye, it looks like the blade spins fine for about 3-4 seconds, then it will “flutter” side to side, then spin fine for another 3-5 seconds.
Any ideas? I’m not running the machine with a saw blade again until I figure this one out.
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