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Achieving accurate crosscuts
Crosscutting hard, wide, thick or resinous woods...or forcing your stock through the cut will often cause your blade to "climb" or produce an inaccurate cut. This is especially true with dull blades or thin kerf blades. There are two ways to minimize this problem. The first, of course, is to give your blade all he time it needs to cut without forcing it through your stock. The second is to make your cut in two passes -- the first, leaving a little less than a kerf width of extra stock on the cutoff end -- and he second bringing your cut to final dimension.
Creating a wider saw kerf
If you're building a project that calls for a saw kerf that's just slightly wider than the standard 1/8" or 9/64" created by an ordinary saw blade, try this approach. Insert a tiny piece of duct tape (or metallic aluminum or "chrome" automotive tape)in one spot between your blade and the arbor washer on one side of the blade, then tighten. This should create a very slight wobble to make a kerf that would be almost impossible to achieve with a dado set.