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Offline Cuperman

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TS55 burning wood during cuts
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:49 PM »
Hi,

I recently got a TS55 REBQ and this weekend I noticed that it has started burning the wood on my cuts. I checked the depth was only +2 mm over the depth of the wood.

Since I've owned the saw I've cut only a handful of sawn timbers, then about 40 laminate floor planks.

Then this weekend some 18mm pressure treated timber, which is where the burning started. A couple of straight cuts, with some burning then the last cut was a 15o angled cut, and this caused terrible burning - the whole length of the cut was black. I tried cutting much slower and that didn't help.

Is this normal? Does pressure treated wood cause more friction and burning?

Thanks,
Mark

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 05:58 PM »
Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

    By any chance are you rip cutting with the 48 tooth blade that came with the saw?  If so it will not work well. That blade is designed for cross cuts and sheet goods. Ripping PT lumber would be a real task for that blade.

Seth

Offline Bohdan

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 07:38 PM »
I tried cutting much slower and that didn't help.

The slower you go the more burning you will get.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 07:46 PM »
Also laminate flooring can be very hard on blade sharpness due to the "whatever it is" (I forget) coating.

Seth

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 10:22 PM »
Also laminate flooring can be very hard on blade sharpness due to the "whatever it is" (I forget) coating.

A titanium or aluminum dioxide coating...it’s tough as nails if you’ll excuse the expression.  [big grin]

Offline Cuperman

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 02:35 AM »
Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

    By any chance are you rip cutting with the 48 tooth blade that came with the saw?  If so it will not work well. That blade is designed for cross cuts and sheet goods. Ripping PT lumber would be a real task for that blade.

Seth

Thanks for taking the time to get back to me. Yep I was ripping! What would be a better blade to use for that?

Offline Cuperman

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 02:39 AM »
Thanks everyone.

There are dark burn marks on my blade. Should I replace the blade?

Offline Bohdan

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 04:57 AM »
For ripping you should be using a Panther blade with 12 teeth. It will leave a rougher cut than the regular blade but it will cut like going thru butter.

Just clean the black marks off the other blade with a blade/cutter cleaning solution and it should be OK.

Offline Cuperman

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 07:12 AM »
For ripping you should be using a Panther blade with 12 teeth. It will leave a rougher cut than the regular blade but it will cut like going thru butter.

Just clean the black marks off the other blade with a blade/cutter cleaning solution and it should be OK.

Thanks  [smile]

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 08:16 AM »
Welcome to the FOG!

With the TS 55 you kinda have to push it to the limit. To avoid burn i apply those simple rules

1) Use the right blade for the job,
2) Give regular bath to your blade ,
3) Make sure you get full speed on your blade prior to hit the piece,
4) Travel through the cut at a steady pace (to get to the optimal speed I let the electronic board kick in). On short cuts this is not always easy.

Keep in mind that by using the TS 55 more often, you will develop a method for each situation.

Mario
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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 12:30 PM »
Cool tip. I've been meaning to clean my TS55 blades and my miter saw blade too. Any tips for a rust preventing spray?

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 01:11 PM »
Cool tip. I've been meaning to clean my TS55 blades and my miter saw blade too. Any tips for a rust preventing spray?

 @Sanderxpander  There you go

Mario

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 07:54 PM »
Has anyone had a burning experience with a factory new blade?  I don’t use my TS much, but the last time it was used I installed a brand new FT blade. The old (original 2012) blade was cutting fine, but slowly. The new one burned immediately. I’ve yet to put the original blade back on. I’m thinking there’s a possibility of manufacturer’s defect. Has anyone returned a blade with little or no use on it?
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Offline Laminator

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Several years ago I purchased a 48t blade that did not cut properly.  The teeth were sharp and the plate appeared to be flat ( no wobble) but it struggled to cut.  I considered trying to return it but decided to keep it as a blade to use when nails or other foreign matter was present and it has come in handy for that.

That blade is the only festool blade out of probably 15 or more blades that had a real problem.

Offline justard

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2018, 04:04 AM »
COol Tip @Mario Turcot  I have been looking for a way to clean my blades.

Offline glynster

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Re: TS55 burning wood during cuts
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Ha, I had the same issues for ages (burning black marks in oak boards) and then realised, like a dummy, that I was using the Universal blade that came with the saw for ripping (it can do that but its REALLY not meant to). Got myself the panther blade and wow what a difference - dont let the big teeth put you off, it ironically produces a fine finish when used for ripping - worth every penny and will rip 40mm oak boards like butter.
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