My goal is to cut 3/4″ oak dovetails. I did some practice cuts in 3/4″ plywood, and it is hardly cutting at all. It will just start to cut and then the saw will shake a lot more and the cut will not continue. I thought perhaps I was using too much feed pressure. I cannot change the saw speed. 30 seconds of cutting made a 1/16″ cut in 1/2″ oak. A have a feeling that’s not right.

Current blade is a 15 TPI blade (fewest teeth I can find in a 3″ pinned blade).

Will this saw ever make the cuts I want?