|Forum topic by harriw||posted 12-12-2012 05:36 AM||980 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
12-12-2012 05:36 AM
I was cleaning up some lumber tonight in preparation for a pair of cutting boards, and noticed a problem in my Table Saw “Technique” that I could use some help with. I don’t think I see this problem when using the miter gauge, but when I use the fence.
Basically what’s happening is as the very end of the board passes by the blade completely, the back side of the blade is shaving a tiny bit more from the board’s edge, on the lower half of the board. Makes it look almost like you hit the bottom rear corner with your sander for a second or two.
Has anyone run into this before and know what I’m doing wrong to cause it? My saw is a Ridgid TS3612, and it doesn’t seem to make much difference if I’m using a push block, hands, etc. I was using the stock splitter, with the anti-kickback pawls attached. Blade is a Freud Premier Fusion Think kerf (P410T I think it is), brand spanking new – but I’ve noticed this problem with other blades as well.
I think I’m over (or under) compensating somehow towards the end of the cut as I run out of fence and lose the ability to help control the board from in front of the blade. But I’m not sure exactly what I’m doing to cause this.
Today I was using a roller-stand (with ball-bearing type rollers, not a single roller on one axis) as an outfeed, and had it set about 1/4” lower than the table. So the board would raise a tiny bit at the tail end if I wasn’t careful, but I don’t know if that’s having an effect or not.
Anyway, I’m being nit-picky about these cutting boards and trying to get everything just right, and wanted to see if anyone has seen this happen before. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks very much!
-- Bill - Western NY