I am getting burn marks just at the beginning of cuts through 8/4 hard maple. Not sure what the problem is…searched all over for an answer and found lots of fixes for issues I don’t think I have, but I turn to you all, the experts, for your advice on this problem.
The photo shows the problem. The burn marks are much heavier on the off cut piece. The burn marks are at the beginning of the cut.
Here are the details on what I am doing/using/tried already…
1. I am using a Freud full kerf rip blade in a Delta 36-650, 1 1/2 hp saw
2. The saw is perfectly aligned…just spent 6 hours aligning the trunnions last weekend and it is DEAD perfect now.
3. The fence is angled out at the back by .004” (is the is the problem? My preference is to leave it that way, but if this is the issue, then I can fix it. Would this cause burn just at the beginning?)
4. The stock splitter is dead center on the blade, some say to align to the fence side, but when I rip 8/4 maple, it always pinches in a hair before it reaches the splitter, and then the stock “crashes” into the splitter, so I think dead center is the right call here.
5. I am using a featherboard set about an inch ahead of the blade…could having it set with too much tension on the wood cause this issue??
On the up side, the shop smells lovely thanks to the small bit of smoke :) And, for anyone who read my last post, I have FINALLY stepped up and started using the table saw on a regular basis…thanks to you all!
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