Let me apologize up front if this subject is posted twice. I use
Google Groups to view newsgroups and I thought I sent something earlier
today but I still don't see it after about 7-8 hours.
I did someting really, REALLY stupid yesterday. I wanted to trim off
1/8" of s piece of 3/4" plywood that was 28"x32". My brain told me to
trim it with a striaght edge and a circular saw but the doofus in me
I have a smaller table saw (Delta 36-600) because I have a smaller shop
and I put a nice Forrest Woodworker thin kerf blade in it. Since the
table is so small, the IDIOT in me tried to trim the 1/8" between the
blade and the fence. Of course it was a STUPID idea and I noticed a
bunch of paint was worn off on the fence behind the blade when I was
done---and I still ended up with a piece of wood that was crooked as a
dog's hind leg. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a chunk of the fence
was taken out as well.
It is probably in my head but it seemed like some scrap wood I pushed
thru was "sticking" in the spot that was worn. I may have done
something really stupid in that I hit the spot with a piece of emery
cloth to smooth out the gash. It seemed like that helped but it is
probably in my head.
I tried a bunch of other pieces of scrap and I think I was pushing them
thru too slowly because I got burn spots on most of the pieces because
I was trying to see if the gouge was hurting me. When I tried to take
an inch off a scrap 2x4, I pushed the wood thru quickly like I am
supposed to do and it came out okay. I think there was ridges but it
may be in my head.
I have two quesitons:
1. How do I tell if the blade is screwed? I can't see anything that
stands out but I may not know what I am looking at.
2. Is my fence hosed? SHould I screw a piece of melamine on it to make
it smooth again?