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Posted on TS cutting on when i pull back the miter gauge

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Alex Lane

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#1 posted 02-26-2018 01:43 AM

I’ve also had the workpiece inadvertently slide out of position against the miter gauge face, especially when the blade begins to lose its sharpness or if the blade is set at an angle. A piece of fine grit sandpaper on the miter gauge face can help prevent that (either adhesive sandpaper or adhered with double face tape). Even with a wobbly blade, it will only cut to it’s maximum wobble point. Once it has removed wood, the only way it can remove more wood on the way back past the blade is if the wood moved closer to the blade. Likely the change from pushing the wood to now pulling the wood changed the direction of force against the sides of the miter slot and allowed the wood to move slightly closer to the blade. Or the wood moved out of position on the miter gauge as mentioned.

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