I am having some frustrations with my woodworking and I don't know if it is because I have cheap tools or because I am just bad at woodworking. My biggest problems are coming from my Jointer and Table saw. I have a home depot purchase 6in table top Porter Cable Jointer. I spent some time recently making sure that everything is coplanar and got it down so the back corner was .004mm off and figured that is close enough. My table saw is a home depot purchase as well its the Rigid R4512, Every day before I start working on stuff, I check the blade to make sure it is 90degrees to the table with a square before I start making cuts.
When I joint a piece, if I don't flip the piece around each time I get a slight slope on the jointed face (By flipping each time it goes away) I join the face and side, and check square and its really damn close, but not perfect. I then put the piece on my table saw and rip it down to say 2 in. Even though by checking with my square it looks like I am at 90, I get an ever so slight angle on my cut like this : /
I have also tried with one of those magnet angle readers and I get the same issue. My solution is to join a scrap 2x4 and then run a cut, see how much it is off, adjust the blade slightly and then run it through again until it is square. It just seems that the next day I can come back and the angle is back again so on weekdays I spend all my time trying to get things right and about 30 minutes woodworking.
Ill try to get some pictures later when I am back in the garage, but does anyone have any advice for a struggling novice?