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Sled rising when cutting

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#1

Im sure this has be brought up before but I cant find a thread.

When im cutting up or down the opposing end rises up off the the wood im cutting. Does this have something to do with my center of gravity?


#2

Yep. Maybe if you’re cutting super deep passes it might do that too but most likely a cog issue.


#3

Any ideas on what i would need to adjust? Low or higher the ring? Or bricks?


#4

Need to bring the ring closer to the sled. Heres a pic of mine for reference.


#5

Okay this is interesting, i have the same set up except an added 1/8" sheet of melamine with anti friction tape on the bottom for slip. I am going to try to lower the ring to the top of the first notch


#6

Strange!


#7

Is the frame angle 15°? Do you have bricks or other weight on the sled?


#8

I got two standered red bricks for weights. I havent measured my frame angle, although I built the standered frame


#9

If the sled is balanced, you could try lower feed rate and/or lesser depth of the bit.