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#1 posted 01-25-2018 01:58 AM

I kept increasing the tension until the blade changed tracking and started hitting the aluminum blade guard. I re-checked and, yes, changing the tension changes the tracking of the blade—who knew!
The guides on the right side wear pretty quickly. The blade twists and files down the coners.
- harum

Something is not right with your machine… increasing tension should not alter tracking, and a blade rubbing against a guide block will not ‘file down the corners’ unless you have the teeth hitting it (which would also ruin your blade and cause it to pull to one side like you mention).


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