Problem Adjusting Radial Arm Saw
At least I think that's the problem...
I have been cutting melamine shelving. I bought a new blade. When I cut, I am smelling smoke, and getting scorch marks on the cut surface, especially on the right side. I used a metal... I don't know what it's called, but a metal triangle and a l-shaped square thing to try to get the blade lined up in every direction, but it seems to be worse.
Yesterday, the motor started losing power, and shut off. The reset button got it back on this morning, but it still sounds like it is struggling, especially toward the last third of a cut, and if I back out, and attempt the cut again, it does not line up perfectly.
Also, I don't know how many cuts you can make on this stuff before the blade starts to wear out. I have cut about 25-30 12" shelves, and with this problem I am having, I suspect I am not making things any better.
I would consult the instruction manual, but we have rats in our shed, and they shredded about 80% of it. <_>I am getting so frustrated, and can't believe I will not be able to finish this project this weekend. Also, breathing smoke from melamine shelving can't be a healthy thing to do. :(