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Forum topic by ShipWreck posted 04-05-2008 12:26 PM 1168 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2008 12:26 PM

After buying it, how many of you were reluctant to cut with it the first time?

I took me about 3 attempts to trust using it . It was a weird feeling passing my hand over the top of a running saw blade.

Its been my best friend on the saw after learning to trust it.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-05-2008 01:33 PM

I don’t have one but I would be hesitant to pass my hand over a running blade as well. I have done something similar when cutting dadoes where I know that the blade has no possibility of exiting through the wood. But even then alarm bells are going off in my head.

I may have to look into getting one of these.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-05-2008 01:37 PM

I don’t run my blade high like some folks.
Only the teeth clear the work. That takes part of the excitement out of the use.
I have heard that a high blade setting takes some of the potential tear-out away due to the angle of attack by the blade but I have been unable to find that difference in my own shop tests.
There is also a tendency to press harder than necessary on the handle by inexperienced tablesaw users. I guess that’s all about fear of losing control of the piece again.


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#3 posted 04-08-2008 03:41 AM

It works very well. I have no problem running over the saw ,blade. If you don’t have it get the DVD on how to use it.

-- WOOD/DON ( has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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#4 posted 04-08-2008 06:59 PM

Didn’t bother me after confirming blade height, and knowing it could NOT kick back at me made the difference.

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