Machine Won’t Cut Square

Problem

Solution 

Worn or improperly adjusted side guides or guide arms Adjust, repair, or replace
Blade guides not aligned to the travel of the saw head Use a dial indicator on the side of the blade to test the alignment
Saw bed or feed table not square to the blade Check the operator’s manual for correct realignment instructions
The fixed vise is not square to the blade Check the operator’s manual for adjustments
Excessive feed pressure Increase speed or decrease feed
Low band tension Check the operator’s manual for adjustments