Went to make some cuts on the table saw today and am having an issue with sawmarks while both ripping and making cross cuts. No burning, just marks and the surface left behind is rather rough. Before today I was getting a relatively smooth finish to the cut. Additionally, it feels as if there is some vibration when pushing the wood through the cut and I can kind of hear it when the saw itself is just running.
The saw is a (4 month old) sawstop PCS 3hp with a Tenryu 50T blade (SL-25550TC)
I went through and checked all my alignments, I am within .002” from the miter slot to the blade and within .001” with the fence to the same miter slot.
I tried cleaning the blade to make sure there wasn’t anything built up on it and still got the same results. I also switched out to the sawstop 40T blade that comes with the saw and that didnt make any difference.
I have spoken to sawstop and they’re sending me a new motor and arbor belt for replacement and after some more digging around inside the cabinet I did notice some strange wear on the motor belt (photo attached).
Mostly I’m curious if anyone else has had a similar issue and what ultimately fixed it.
Also, sorry if this is silly question, but if the issue is related to the belts, what about them causes this type of issue when everything else is aligned?
I appreciate any info/advice.