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Posted on Scratches on cut driving me crazy, could it be the fence?

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#1 posted 08-25-2019 03:57 AM

Are those burn marks or did you do something to darken the wood so it was easier to see? Is this the side of the cut that was between the blade and the fence? If so, it is the back of the blade making the marks. You could try adjusting your fence so that it angles ever so slightly way from the blade (be careful). You might also want to check every tooth with your dial indicator and make sure that one or more of them are not misaligned or sticking out farther than the others.

What about your riving knife? Does it match the thickness of the blades and is it perfectly aligned? If you feel comfortable and safe doing it, you could try making a cut with the riving knife removed and see if it is still there.

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