I started with a cheap table saw like that. Every time you set the
fence, you need measure to ensure that the fence is parallel to the
blade. On mine, the fence clamp down wasn't very good, so I put a
C-clamp at each end of the fence to hold it in place.
Of course, the best solution is to get a better saw :)
My first thought was to tell you to get a new saw, but your main problem
with the saw that you have is the fence. It likely doesn't hold position and
stay square to the blade very well.
Why don't you find a nice straight edge board and use it as your fence by
clamping it to the top of your table saw. A longer fence that extends back
past the saw on the input side will also allow you to hold the board being
cut against it for a greater distance from the blade and produce a
straighter cut. Using a board as a fence like this will take you more time
to adjust, but should solve a lot of your problems. A good quality sharp
blade will make a big difference too.
"stryped" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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