Ok, so I used my table saw a lot today for the first time. I used the Grr-ripper.
I have the Bosch 4100. I was cutting a reasonably hard wood. Without giving away any box swap secrets let's say it was harder than Oak, but not as hard as Purpleheart.
I was doing bevel cuts. My fence is on the right and my blade tilts to the left. I was using the Grr-ripper just like in the beginning of blade was new--
Out of say 50 cuts, twice the blade was binding in the wood--and the blade actually stopped. I wasn't sure what to do in that case or why it was happening so I carefully backed out of the cut. And then started again.
During both these times, I also burned the wood. Just slightly. I had a burn mark the size of a quarter both times.
So my question is why was the blade binding? What are you supposed to do when it does bind? Is it always operator error? Does the blade ever bind because of a knot? Could I have had the blade too low? Fed the wood too slowly?
Thanks very much all,