I have a wood burning problem with my table saw. It's a General
International 50-185 and I am using a Forrest 40 teeth WWII blade (yep, I
read this group quite a bit).
1-The blade is aligned with the miter slot
2-The fence is aligned with the blade
3-The table top is flat (not perfect but close)
If I rip a piece of 3/4" pine (previously squared on the jointer) with the
blade at the highest position, I get a fairly smooth cut. However, if I set
the blade to a safer, lower height (about 1"), I get some burning. I know
there is more friction when the blade is lower (more teeth), but this is
pine, not cherry and the blade is not what I would call cheap.
Is this normal ? am I missing something in the table adjustment ? could it
be arbor/blade runnout ?