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Forum topic by woodklutz posted 09-16-2012 08:52 PM 1667 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2012 08:52 PM

A puzzle, after years of sawing straight against my fence the new blade started wandering. I rechecked all my settings. I adjusted my fence and I achieved the straight cut, but not without a major angle on the fence. This is new to me and I was wondering if any body else has had a similar problem. The tension is tight 1/4 play. It was fine prior to re sawing some oak. Removed blade no warp, lies flat Table flat and level.
Thanks for your suggestions.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 09:14 PM

What blade didja add? Could be that the new blade is not “set” properly. One side of the tooth pattern has more set than the other? Have ya tried another blade to see if the prob surfaces again?


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#2 posted 09-16-2012 11:34 PM

Bill the same blade prior to cutting the oak worked perfectly. no wander.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 02:00 AM

If it worked well prior to cutting the oak, but now it wants to wander; sounds like it’s dulled just enough to cause your problem.

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 02:10 AM

Wonder if there might have been something embedded in the oak like a small rock or nail, just enough to knock the set off one side of the blade?

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 07:20 AM

I resawed a hidden screw and ruined my favorite blade – It went all the way to the left after sawing dead true before the collision.

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 12:15 PM

Thanks to all. Changing blade and will update results.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 02:08 PM

It is recommended to have proper blade break-in procedure when you new blades installed. Some may think that it applies only to metal cutting but my blade supplier said it’s recommended and best observed in every blade in whatever material you’re cutting it with. Proper blade break-in prevents the blade from dulling quickly thus, maximizing the blade’s life. For good quality blades and with reasonable price, try my supplier. You can visit them at They also gave me their direct line where I usually reach them, (201)450-9817 , (201)450-9818.

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