When I make crosscuts w/ balde set @ 45°. I get creep.
I have a Skil TS (plz no flame necessary, I know. But that's what I got)
The miter gauge that came with it is a p.o.s. but cuts straight w/ blade @
I have not been using a stop block or sand paper on the gauge but will try
one or both.
I have an oldam multi use blade w/o any stiffener.
I am just hoping for any input. Thanks in advance. Bill
I use a clamping miter gauge something similar to this one, but cheaper:
http://shop.woodcraft.com/Woodcraft/product_family.asp?family%5FidB25&gift úlse&0Þpt%2Easp%2Cdept%5Fid%3D2166%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D%2CTable%20Saw%20Accessories&1Þpt%2Easp%2Cdept%5Fid%3D1092%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D0%2CMiter%20Gauges&Giftúlse&mscssid A0974501D0D84FDF8125B0D4126ED5
The URL is long, so watch out for the length. It should just be clickable though.
Several possible causes/fixes.
1) The material is 'riding up' on the blade, even if it isn't moving
side-to-side on the miter guage.
FIX: hold the material down *firmly*. Or use a hold-down clamp.
2) The material _is_ moving side-to-side. Possibly because the blade is
'out of square' when tilted. When the blade is tilted to 45 degrees,
check _carefully_ how close to parallel to the miter slot the blade is.
If they're not parallel, you could have the cut following the blade, and
dragging the stock along with it.
FIX: 'tune', aka 'align' the saw. so that the blade *is* parallel to the
miter slot both at 90 degrees and at 45 degrees.
e) The material _is_ moving side-to-side. Possibly because you're not holding
it in place firmly enough.
FIX: hold it tighter. <grin> non-slip material on the miter guage's
fence will help. A hold-down clamp will be a lot of help. Building,
and using, a miter sled (with or without hold-down clamps) is even better.
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