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#1 posted 12-03-2018 06:23 PM

I resaw on a Delta 14inch saw with a 1/2 inch 3-4 TPI blade.

I have had similar issues with it not tracking, to fix it, I start with the with the guides still set back and the thrust bearing not touching, just tweak the tracking until it cuts straight.
I find this easier than tweaking the fence, but I also regularly use some jigs that operate on the miter slot (Circle Cutter and a resaw sled), so I am more of a Fortune/Snodgrass follower.

Adjusting a fence is easy… tweaking all your jigs everytime you change blades… not so much.

Here is a 9 minute Michael Fortune, FWW video – - He makes a great observation, that may be affecting you, that when people move the saw around… they tend to grab it by the fence rails or table…so the table itself can be tweaked out of position.
https://www.facebook.com/finewoodworkingmagazine/videos/1791256594277530/

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