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I have a DW716XPS compound miter saw and recently switched the stock blade with a Freud Diablo D12100X. I changed the blade but didn't use the saw right away. Just used it for the first time since the change and have the following problems:


1. Shadow guide from the saw is off by about 3/8"

2. Blade does seem to cut perfectly straight even though the saw appears to be aligned properly


I was cutting wood flooring material (cherry) and was getting quite a bit of splinting, unless I moved extremely slow through the cut (much slower than you would consider normal). Blade is supposed to be good at not splintering wood; not sure if anyone has experience with these blades.


Appreciate any help.


By the way, I am not a professional, but have done quite a few home improvement projects with this saw and didn't have these issues with the stock blade.

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You can put blue tape where you want to make the cut.

You can cut face side down, preferably if you put some zero clearance tape from Fastcap on the saw.

You can also score the board first- make a shallow cut all the way across the face before bringing the blade down.

Not real familiar with adjusting the light.

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