Cutting maple for the first time on my Uni.....
I finally ripped some real wwod last night on my Uni. Previously I had only cut out my cabinet carcass parts but last night I ripped some maple for edge banding my shelves. I used a Freud GLR 30T blade.
I like working with walnut and maple so I've ripped a BUNCH of maple on my old Ridgid. (Quite probably not as much as some of you REAL WWer's but a couple of thousand feet anyway. I had a little burning here and there on the old saw but I had a ton of burning on my Uni. I set up my saw very carefully and took my time, doing it to my satisfaction, which is exacting. I took pretty much the whole day to assemble my table onto the base, set up the wings and extension table and install the fence and align everything. However, on my 1/8" rips, one side has burning down one side and none on the other. I ripped the strips away from the fence, IOW I dind't set the fence at 1/8" and make the rips; I moved the fence 1/4" for each cut. I don't usually make rips this way, I usually rip against the fence. Would/could this have been the difference?
I'm confused. Any ideas?
Thanks very much.
My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.
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