Pinching the blade during a crosscut?

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Forum topic by erik25 posted 03-27-2014 06:07 AM 990 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2014 06:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board cross cut wood technique binding internal stress blade question

I was making an end grain cutting board the other day, and when I went to cross cut the panel of laminated strips, the work piece started to pinch the blade very strongly. I’ve had a board start to pinch while I was ripping it, from the internal stresses, but I’ve never seen that during a cross cut. Can anyone explain what’s going on? It happened about 4 times, I was using a Freud combo blade, which was just cleaned, I first had the panel up against the fence, then I switched to a sled and still had the same problem. Thanks

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 06:30 AM

alingment issues wrong blade bearings gone to fast to slow?

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 07:40 AM

I don’t see how you can pinch in a crosscut. Just a guess but the blade was too low for the gullets to clear the waste and it just bogged down.

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 10:04 AM

Same as Rick M. Do you have a riving knife fitted?, is it compatible with blade?.

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