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Posted on Avoiding kickback on a table saw??

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 10:44 PM

Another good thing would be to make yourself a crosscut sled. While this won’t work for large pieces or sheet goods, they are great when cutting smaller pieces.

I think I saw in a previous post that this table saw is new for you. If that’s true, it would be a good idea to make sure that the saw is set up right. I use the A-Line it tool to set up my saw. A properly set up saw will ensure that the blade is parallel to the miter slots and fence.

Last suggestion would be to make or buy an outfeed table. An outfeed table will help provide a stable area off the back of the saw to support larger materials when ripping.

All of these lessons are ones I learned the hard way within the last month. I had a piece kickback on me, and hit me in the stomach. No major damage, just bruised my pride.

-- Sam

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