TROUBLESHOOTING FEED PROBLEMS
How to Correct
|With some exceptions most lumber produces a better finish
at 7% to 9% moisture content.
|Warped twisted or bowed stock.
|As much as possible keep the bow (concave side) of
the board down and to the right guide.
|Wax tar or chemical on stock.
|Trim ends of material.
|Mostly effects short material. Adjust the chop saw
to cut square ends.
|Stock dimensions vary more than 1/4″.
|Variations in material greater than 1/4″ can create
jams in the machine. Look into stock preparation.
|Pitch build-up on guides or bed plates.
|When running soft woods it may be necessary to clean
the machine more often. Increasing the bed lubrication can help.
|Soft spot or dry rotted area of the material.
|Look into stock preparation.
|Case hardened Material.
|Check the material drying process.
|Moisture contents below 6% become harder to machine.
Check the material drying process.
|Knots or slivers of wood jammed in the machine.
|Clean the machine. Look into stock preparation.
|Length shorter than the self-feed length.
|Keep the material butt fed into the machine. Try hopper
or conveyor feed systems.
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