Changed blades from a Forrest 3/32 to 1/8 and now I'm getting woodburn on
the fence side of the cut when ripping. Tried changing feed rate and it
helped to a certain extent but it persists. What's up with this? TIA
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 11:51:36 -0500, "Tom Cavanagh"
I wonder if the thicker blade has too many teeth for the cut
that you're making. I mention that because some of the solutions that
I've seen suggested for burning problems include thinner blades and/or
fewer teeth (especially for ripping).
Increasing the blade height might make a difference, but may
also increase the possibility of kickback.
Also, you might double-check the blade and fence alignment.
The "rear" teeth should just barely touch the wood on the fence side
of the cut. I don't know why any alignment problems would only be
evident with the thicker blade, unless maybe there is a splitter that
was helping to hold the wood off the the rear of the thinner blade.
Is it possible that the teeth have been dulled on the fence
side of the 1/8" blade?
Just some thoughts. Remember, I know even LESS than Sgt.
Quite so! For people interested in following this further, the arguments
about blade height are set out on my web site - Circular Sawbench Safety -
Maybe it proves that you can't win, can yer?
Jeff Gorman, West Yorkshire, UK
email : Username is amgron
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