Troubleshooting Wedges on a Straight Line Rip Saw

Troubleshooting Wedges on a
Straight
Line Rip Saw

Description

Probable Cause

How to Correct

When sizing the material, the saw cuts one
end wider than the other.
The stock guide rail is out of adjustment. Leading end is wider than the trailing end. Adjust the
left end of the guide rail away from the machine.
Leading end is narrower than the trailing end. Adjust
the right end of the guide rail away from the machine.
Material is being pushed sideways. Check for slivers in the machine. Clean the machine.
Check the feed rolls for not turning. Repair or replace.
Check the infeed conveyor or roller stand (if used)
for square to the feed chains. Normally only affects long material.
Stock guide is not locked to the guide rail as material
is fed into the machine.
Operator is not holding stock against the stock guide
when feeding it into the machine.