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Forum topic by Karda posted 06-18-2017 06:27 AM 548 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2017 06:27 AM

Last year i got a craftsman table, the cheap one, didn’t know better. Anyway I noticed it rips funny.When I push a piece through the cut the blade starts to bind as the end of the wood passes the front of the blade,. it feels like the far edge of the blade is closer to the fence than the front edge, is that possible

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 07:33 AM

Yes that is possible.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 11:07 AM

First – adjust the blade parallel to the miter slot
Second- adjust the fence parallel to the miter slot
Third – move the back end of the fence out from the blade a few thousandths. That should help eliminate any pinching and more importantly, kickback.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 06-18-2017 12:22 PM

If you are using the craftsman standard fence you should set it with a tape measure at both ends of the fence.

I know that biesemeyer made a retrofit fence that works, I don’t know if they still do or maybe shopfox has one.

My advise is to put a good fence on it. These saws work well enough with a good fence and a sharp blade. (I know, I wore one out)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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