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Not cutting in straight line

Circular saw not cutting in straight line. it starts straight then veers to the left and keeps pulling more and more left until the blade gets stuck and stops turning.

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Normally blade overheating. Improper blade or too few teeth for material, teeth not sharp and/or offset enough for proper width of cut. Teeth must cut wider than blade. Inexpensive blades tend to do this quickly. Other possibility: Bad bearing, check for play with saw unplugged. Blade should have little wobble. Other possibility: Saw body cracked/damaged(allowing shaft to skew) or very cheap saw unable to handle material

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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