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    i am cutting a whale puzzle out of 3/4" curly maple with a FD-UR #5 blade and am having trouble with burning. Can you help me? i have increased and decreased speed and am careful not to push but it burns easily.

    Help please

  • #2
    Have you tried clear packing tape over the pattern? One other thing to check is if the blade is in properly just in case it's in upside down.
    Don

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    • #3
      I always find the wood harder to cut when it's curly, instead of when it lies flat.











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      Shawn Ferguson

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      • #4
        Oh Shawn...that was a groaner......Some woods are just a bugger to cut, try the packing tape as suggested.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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        • #5
          I just cut from Curly maple. I think i was using a #7 with packing tape on top. I was able to cut no problem at high speed

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          • #6
            I always use clear packing tape when cutting 3/4" hardwood and use a sharp blade.

            Bob
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