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nerdbot

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 04:50 PM

I had kickback by having too much downward pressure and not feed forward properly. The push pads that came with my (used) jointer had no grip at all, so I had to put significant downward pressure and it was very difficult to push forward. That’s when I experienced a little kickback – though it was more like gouging than kickback. Using proper push pads (on a properly tuned jointer) where I only need minimal downward pressure, I’ve had no problems.


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