Join Date: Jun 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
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Please paint me a picture. I'm trying to figure out what you are doing.
You have a left-tilt Craftsman (upper grade) TS with an Incra system on it right?
When you doing your crosscuts and rip cuts... you are going against the rip fence or using your Incra miter for crosscuts and your Incra fence for rips?
Or are you saying that with a somewhat square piece of wood, you can put it against the rip fence, go with the grain to make a rip cut, turn 90 degrees and crosscut against the grain, you get 2 different measurements? Wouldn't happen to be a thin kerf finish blade would it? Sometimes those, when used for ripping, will have a tendency to follow the grain...
Another thing to try is to take a piece of scrap about 12" long... put it against the rip fence & cut a thin piece off. Turn the piece 180 degrees so the fresh cut is against the fence. Adjust the fence in 1/8 in. Run it through again. Adjust the fence in 1/2". Turn the piece over (top to bottom). Run it through again with the same side counter clockwise 180 degrees. Take the off-cut and measure the width at each end. Tell us what it measures out as...
Jerry working with wood is fun but there are times when it is annoying and not total fun, do this, rip into a piece of wood a small way and then pull it out of the saw, then do the same with a cross cut and then measure the saw cut and see if one is wider than the other or both the same, this will show if the saw blade is ripping and cross cutting a bit different or not. NGM
Mike I always wanted say how funny I think your "don"t worry cartoon" line is, very funny, NGM
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