I just bought a new Hitachi miter saw. I replaced the 24 tooth blade that came with it, with a 60 tooth blade.
When I started cutting the bamboo planks the saw would stop spinning midway through the board. I will pull the saw blade up and it will get to full speed again and then I will try to cut the bamboo again and the blade will stop.
If I repeatedly cut and stop and then let the blade speed up and then cut and stop and then let blade speed up about 7 or 8 times I can get the board all the way cut.
This takes a long time, and was wondering what might be wrong with my machine. Anyone have any ideas? The bolt holding the blade is super tight.
I am using an Irwin blade instead of Hitachi. Could that be the issue. The holes on both the blades seem the same.
Is bamboo that hard? It seems like something is wrong.