QWhile ripping, I expe- rience burning of the material. Why?
AThere are four main reasons: 1) your saw is im- properly aligned with the
fence; 2) the blade may be heeling;
3) the blade may need sharpening;
or 4) the stock may have shifted
off axis during the cut. Tune the
tool, have the blade sharpened or
replaced, and use a feather board.
Feed at a uniform rate. It is sug-
gested you use a 50-tooth combina-
tion blade for excellent results on
just about anything.
QI’m getting blade vibration when my saw reaches maximum
RPM. What is the cause?
AFirst check to see if the blade is mounted prop- erly and the arbor and
collars are clean. Second, check
the arbor to make sure it is running true and its not bent. Also
check your drive belt for slippage.
QWhen cutting lami- nated panels, why does my material chip out
at the end of the cut?
AThis is generally caused by poor blade alignment o the fence. In some
cases poor arbor and/or spindle
bearings may be the cause. Also,
it is helpful to have a close fitting
throat plate so the material is supported on the bottom.
QI noticed that my cut is wider than the blade kerf. Why?
ACheck the alignment of the blade to the fence. Also, make sure the mate-
rial is fed parallel to the blade.
Source: General Saw Corp. For more
information, call 800-306-7297 or 239-574-
2707, or visit GeneralSaw.com.
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