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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 04:05 PM

Then I set the fence to about .005 run-out so the wood wouldn t bind.
- Sark

Why?? I know some of the YouTube celebrities said to do that so it must be right huh? Set the fence dead straight, parallel to the miter gauge which should be parallel to the saw blade. If not make adjustments.

Finally I measure the fence and it s not dead straight. It bows away from the blade about .005” then 6” later bows in toward the blade by .002, and then back out to .005” where I had set it. Could this be causing the problem?

- Sark

Yes the fence needs to be straight along its length. I also think your blade may be set at a slight bevel. Check that.
Also, if the tools you have available show the resulting boards to be square, which you mentioned, a quick swipe with a plane, scraper or sandpaper would remove the marks. There is definitely a point of diminishing return here.

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