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Offline mr_hockey

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TS55 & Rails that bind
« on: February 17, 2007, 10:47 AM »
I have a TS55 and notice that if the rails are not perfectly flat, the saw tends to bind on the rails.
(I also notice this on my MFT - If I'm cutting a small piece of wood, the saw deflects the rail where there it is not supported by the wood under it)

I have waxed both the saw base & the rail.

Is this because I have the saw base adjusted too tight?

Any other ideas?


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Offline Dan Lyke

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Re: TS55 & Rails that bind
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 11:28 AM »
Sounds to me like you need to back off on those wobble adjusters that true the saw to the rail by an eighth of a turn or so.
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Offline Truejeepers

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Re: TS55 & Rails that bind
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007, 01:54 PM »
Both the TS 55 and TS 75 plunge saws are designed so that the blade is toed in ever so slightly. This means that a piece of paper on a properly adjusted saw would be able to be placed between the rear of the blade and the cut you just finished. Where as the front of the blade would be touching the finished surface.

So with that said a slightly loose saw on the rail, would naturally want to track back toward your rubber splinter guard. Thus, being easier to slide on the rail, and still staying accurate.

With the MFT and thinner pieces. You should always try to use a piece of the same thickness material, to the one you want to cut, as a support so the FS Guide rail stays flat.

Hope that helps!

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