Table Saw: Bad cuts

If you're dissatisfied with the cuts your table saw makes, check the blade for damage or residue. Clean gum or pitch residue off the blade using turpentine and steel wool. Replace a worn or damaged blade. Adjust the blade alignment if necessary. Use the rip fence or miter gauge to guide your work piece through the saw blade for uniform cuts. Use the proper type of saw blade to cut the work piece.

These repairs may help solve your Table Saw problem:

Adjust the table saw blade

Saw blade

The table saw blade won't make perfect cuts if it's not parallel with the miter gauge groove. Check the blade alignment using a combination square and adjust the blade to parallel with the miter gauge groove.

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Replace the table saw blade

Saw blade

The table saw blade becomes dull with use. Cutting hard wood or metal dulls the blade faster. The blade is dull when you must apply significantly more than normal force to push the piece you're cutting through the blade.

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