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 ?