A couple of days ago I posted my anguished cry for help with my table saw.
I just couldn't get it to cut square. Thanks to all who provided
I pulled out the insert and removed the splitter and guard. It happened on
crosscuts and rips, so I knew it wasn't the fence. My last gasp was to
track down a full-kerf blade. I didn't realize how uncommon those are now,
but I finally found a DeWalt for a price that wasn't too bad. Bolted it
in, aligned, and viola! it cuts just fine.
Which was really only half the battle, since I didn't know what the deal
was with the thin-kerf blades I had tried (including a WWII). So I had a
good, long think about it. Then I realized that, other than the blades,
the only difference was the dampener/stabilizer that I had used with the
TK blades. So I grabbed it and laid a straight edge across the mating
face. It was seriously concave. No, really. My feeler gauges don't go that
big. Must have been at least 1/16". So this sucker was causing the blade
to go concave as well. Once I put a TK blade in without this little demon,
it cut just fine.
One more for the books, I suppose.