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Tablesaw alignment puzzle

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I have a problem with alignment on my tablesaw crosscut sled. When I cut on the right hand side of the blade, I get a satisfactorily square cut. When I line up to make the cut on the left side of the blade it is not square. I've checked everything I can think of for square. The fence is straight. The blade is parallel to the miter guage slots. The fence is 90degrees to the blade.
Any suggestions?
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Do you have 1 runner or 2 on your sled?
It's a problem that doesn't make sense David. I would check and make sure your square is accurate first. I just bought a $70 stainless steel one and it came with directions for truing it up if it wasn't perfectly square. Every time you make a measurement flip the square over 180* and make the same measurement from the other side. The only other thing I can think of is that there may be a slight deflection in the blade and arbor when you apply pressure to them but this should show in the saw groove in the sled. It would be noticeably wider than the blade. Is the back of the blade dragging and leaving saw marks when you cut on one side but not on the other?
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