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Can anyone help please ive just got hold of a black and decker DN339 band saw and want to cut max 50mm soft wood with the grain using the fence to slide against, only the blade is tilting towards the fence as it cuts, cuting a wedge shape in appearance and not cutting straight, I have tried to ajust every thing but to no avail, can any one shed some light or let me know how to set it up, thanks in advance.

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That is usually an indication that the blade is blunt and one side has lost its edge more than the other. The blade will wander towards the sharper side. You will have to replace the blade. For soft wood you need about 4-6 tpi. and a cutting speed of about 1000 - 1500 ft/min.

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