> NB - Wet wood is *** roller guides. If you have them, pay special care
> to their cleaning. If you don't take a good look at ceramic as an option.
Absolutely! I've got Carter guides on my saw (wish I knew how much green
wood I'd be t*** down or how much gunk can get packed onto the outer
roller surface cutting green wood when I opted for the factory upgrade
First off, I set up my rollers so they're in light contact with the
blade. In other words, if you lightly touch the spinning roller while
the saw is running the roller easily stops. This may account for some
buildup that gets packed onto the blade and roller - or maybe has little
bearing (groan) on the matter.
Occasionally while cutting and certainly before shutting the saw down
for the day I try to make it a habit to clean the rollers and blade
body: While the saw is running I take a s***piece of wood and lightly
touch the roller surface and the blade behind the teeth to scrape off
the gunk. Sometimes I'll have to resort to using two s***pieces - one
to push the blade sideways slightly to drive the roller better while the
other cleans the surface.
I may get flamed for practicing and promoting what may be viewed as an
unsafe procedure, but I see little danger with the guides lowered to a
few inches from the table.
One of these days I'm going to have to rig up an internal blade
brush/scraper - but am not sure how much difference it'll make to
needing to perform my roller cleaning method.