I'm getting way too many burn marks on hardwoods--white oak, ash, walnut, and even 3/4" plywood from my table saw. I've got a Powermatic 66 with a 5 hp motor and use a Forrest Woodworker II blade. I have no idea why this is happening. My usual suspects are:
- I'm off on my feed speed. Do I speed up or slow down? Is there a way to "feel" for the correct feed speed?
- The blade has gotten dull. How do I tell in my shop if the teeth need to be resharpened without shipping the blade off for weeks and maybe paying for a sharpening I don't need.
- There is residue on the blade. I can't feel anything, but if there is what is the best cleaning method.