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Posted on Avoiding kickback on a table saw??

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 07:06 PM

Kali, this is obvious, but, the kickback is caused because the off cut piece comes back into the blade after the cut. I have not installed the kickback pawls on my table saw. Instead I installed splitter inserts into the blade insert. The splitter keeps the pieces separated during and after the cut. The splitter needs to be the width of the blade or a hair thinner. You probably have one that came with your saw. The only kickback I get is when the off cut piece is very thin and air can lift it which is of no consequence since the piece is very thin.


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