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#1 posted 12-19-2019 06:49 PM



the sled runs on the miter slot but the fence is squared with the blade, the last time I cut to a line it was dead on then next cut it is way off

- Karda

Sounds like a tracking problem. How old is your bs? The tires could be worn, causing the blade to move around. Is the blade tension properly set? Don’t trust the markings when adjusting the tension. The tension spring could be weak.

I had worn tires, which would cause the blade to move off the crown, screwing up the tracking. Changing the tires fixed that. Difference was night and day. Like a new bs.

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