On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:54:41 -0400, "<<<__ Bøb __>>>"
That's a pretty misleading statement Bob. NOTHING is ever perfectly
parallel when it really comes down to it, but you can fine tune
parallel cutting enough that errors reach the diminishing return
With my old Rockwell Beaver contractor's saw and an aftermarket
Excalibur fence on it, I can cut parallel strips of plywood to
repeatable 1/64" tolerances. While not absolutely perfect, it is
certainly sufficient for all of the cabinet making that I do or have
I wouldn't say I was a wood pro, but I did cut a board last night.
One of the things I've found essential to making a straight accurate rip
on the TS is keeping the board tight to the fence. It's easy to let the
board wander that little bit and then the cut is either undersized or
Got a splitter?
Put it on.
With the fence, table top (miter slot), and blade parallel, the splitter
will protect you from kickback and help keep the stock running straight and
against the fence.
The most common cause of a trapezoidal stock cut on the table saw is a
poorly setup saw (one or more of the above parameters off).
I agree with the other posters. Also, the board may bend away or
toward the fence, while cutting, by virtue of stresses in the board
being released and/or moisture release, contributing the board bending
as it's cut, especially with air dried lumber.
You say you have this problem cutting a panel. A plywood panel? A
regular board as being the "panel"? Identify your "panel",
Do you have this problem with all your wood cutting?
Hi Sonny I should have said plywood. I did some adjustment to my fence and
squared up saw blade to miter slots on the table. What a difference , cuts
like a charm I guess I got sloppy in my old age. Thanks for the help guys.
Hi Leon I never dreamed I would cause such a kafuffle,this could have
resulted in a real Donnybrook.I've been called S--- disturber before in an
offhand way. I did learn quite bit and hope nobody has any grudges or
animosity because of the post. I always say ""Have a nice day somewhere
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