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#1 posted 12-19-2018 12:24 PM

Also since it s extruded aluminum, the fence dips a little in the very center by about 0.003”.

- bgilb

This caught my eye. If the fence is farther away in the middle, maybe what is happening is the wood bridges this dip through most of the cut, but then towards the end of the cut, the end of the board follows into the dip in the fence.

You might try clamping a board to the fence, much like you might attach a sacrificial fence. Shim the dip if needed. The idea is to have something that provides a straighter fence than what you have. See if that helps. You ll at least know where your problem comes from.

- clin

I agree a sac fence is a smart move to see if this is the cause of the problem, cheap, easy to do, and it wouldn’t be the first time a piece of wood saved a TS.

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