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#1 posted 12-03-2018 07:59 PM

Thanks Splinter. The tires do appear to be slightly crowned but it s hard to notice. In the Mini-Max manual it says the blade s teeth should extend slightly over the front of the top wheel. That is completely different positioning than the Snodgrass instructions. Why would the manual s instructions be so different?
Also in his video, he says that even if the fence is 1/4” out of parallel it shouldn t affect resawing.

- dustie

I run my wide (1-1/4”) blades with the teeth hanging over, but all my < 1” blades are more than 3 TPI so I don’t work too much about the tooth set being crushed out. If you have your 1/2” blades teeth hanging off the tire you might not be running the blade squarely since it all would be froward of the crown. Have you tried running it centered on the tire?

Also be sure you have enough tension. The gauge is notoriously inaccurate, I typically need to double the reading.

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