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Forum topic by MikeFromCanmore posted 08-22-2019 10:26 PM 276 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeFromCanmore

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08-22-2019 10:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question ridgid 4512 blade height

I have a Ridgid 4512 Table Saw bought new about 3 years ago. So far it has been entirely satisfactory for the projects I have been building.

Now I am using it to cut tenons in hard maple. I have set up the blade height carefully to create the thickness I need. Test cuts are fine. But, after cutting a few tenons, I notice that they are gradually getting thicker. It is as if the blade is slowly sinking down into the table top. The up/down wheel is tightened down.

Has anyone had this experience? Any suggestions?

-- If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.


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tywalt

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#1 posted 08-22-2019 10:33 PM

Not the most elegant solution, but a clamp on the wheel that adjusts height can be used to keep it from spinning while you’re working. Just have to get creative with how you stick it on there so that it butts up against something (maybe another clamp).

-- Tyler - Central TX

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cmacnaughton

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#2 posted 08-23-2019 12:07 AM

Are you using a sled or jig that rides in the miter slots? Maybe you’re getting sawdust in the slots on the rail is riding up on that?

-- –Chuck M. Nutmegger by choice

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MikeFromCanmore

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#3 posted 08-23-2019 01:58 AM



Are you using a sled or jig that rides in the miter slots? Maybe you’re getting sawdust in the slots on the rail is riding up on that?

- cmacnaughton

Good suggestion. I am using an Incra Miter Jig, so it could ride up on sawdust, but not this time, i just checked and all is clear.

BTW – the vertical drop is on the order of 1/32”

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MikeFromCanmore

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#4 posted 08-23-2019 01:59 AM



Not the most elegant solution, but a clamp on the wheel that adjusts height can be used to keep it from spinning while you re working. Just have to get creative with how you stick it on there so that it butts up against something (maybe another clamp).

- tywalt

I don’t believe the wheel is turning, though it wouldn’t take much to move 1/32”. I will look into this – tomorrow.

-- If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.

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Ocelot

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#5 posted 08-25-2019 01:49 AM

When adjusting the height, make sure the last move is UP. It may be there is some gear lash or equivalent phenomenon.

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