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New table saw, timber runninig off away from guide, saw blade running its own line,do i need to reset the guide.

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I have the same problem but it is not the fence is the motor. This is a direct drive saw and the motor needs to be true to the fence. Sears has it set up to make some small adjustment but it is not enough to to true up the blade. I am in search of a good solution to at least make it cut straight when using the fence.

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The guide is called a fence. The fence should be positioned to the right of the blade. When using the fence, the largest part of the board goes between the blade and fence. Fences are typically have some relief toward the end, so you don't get the blade cutting on it's way down, and then cutting again on it's way up.

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