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#1 posted 08-18-2017 09:12 PM


One more thing is that with a standard kerf blade you have more chance of a kickback. I do not have however facts to support this. Just think that a thin kerf grabs less material and is more likely to deflect than pinch the wood when pushed from the side.

- Carloz

I agree.
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I would think it would be just the opposite. Kickback is Normally caused by the wood being pinched, therefore it wouldn’t matter whether it was a thick or thin kerf. A thin kerf has more chance to wobble or deflect causing it to realease and then pinch, so I would think the chances of kickback are increased.

(But then, IDK, I haven’t had a kickback in over 20 years and I rarely use thin kerf blades.)


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