Not sure if this is to be expected or not, but I’m noticing some blade marks when ripping wood on my table saw. Doesn’t matter the species, the marks tend to appear on the lower half of the piece, ie the side closer to the table. I’m using a Freud thin kerf rip blade, fairly new and the teeth are clean. Blade is 90 degrees to the table and the fence is parallel to the blade (actually about .001 further from the blade in the back). Blade height is set to where about 3/4 of the carbide is above the top side of the stock.
The blade marks aren’t terribly deep, but it seems like this hasn’t always happened. From the direction of the marks, the rear edge of the blade is causing this. Rate of feed doesn’t seem to affect it. Is a certain degree of this to be expected when using a rip blade because of fewer teeth, or is something in my setup causing it?