Change in sound on table saw

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Forum topic by Holubec37 posted 11-06-2017 10:34 PM 459 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2017 10:34 PM

I am in the process of setting up my new table saw. I’ve noticed that when the board reaches the back of the blade the sound changes. It’s not the motor, it is definitely coming from when the blade. I did notice last night that the blade was not as parallel as I had thought and I adjusted that. Am I just hearing this for the first time since I upgraded to a better (quieter) machine, or does it still need some adjustments to make. It’s feeding through better than my last TS, but that was a 12 year old $100 special.

I do not have the fancy instruments to measure the blade/mitre slot, I’m trying to do the best with what I have for now.

Any suggestions or comments, I’m open to advise.

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#1 posted 11-06-2017 11:35 PM

is this when making a rip cut or when crosscutting with mitre guage?

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#2 posted 11-06-2017 11:41 PM

On a rip cut.

I’ve messed with it some more since my post and it seems as if it is just “chatter” from the blade when the board gets to it. The kerf and width of the cut does not change. I slid the board back and forth looking and listening when the sound starts. I even measured the cut before I ripped all of the way through the board.

My concern is that there’s still a chance for binding and kickback. I’m going to make a cut on the left side of the blade and see if it’s the same.

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#3 posted 11-07-2017 12:48 AM

You can measure from the fence to the blade (using the same contact point by rotating the blade) to verify parallelism of the two. I use a gauge block and feeler gauges for quick checks, and can keep the system easily in parallel to a few thousandths.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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