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Posted on Violent kickbacks when cutting trim miters on tablesaw

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 10:28 PM

Another vote for the rounded side being down as being the main culprit here. As Loren said, small cutoffs are prone to this. I think becasue they are more easily affected by the last bit of cutting and can more easily move due to their light weight.

But with that rounded off side down, the cutoff cannot stand on its own and is going to move and I think whether it falls forward or back, the angle cut ensures it will rotate into the blade.

I don’t think this was mentioned, but another idea would be to put on a wooden extension to the fence. Something that would allow you to clamp the cutoff to the fence. And of course being a wooden extension you can cut right through it. Obviously this extension needs to be tall enough it remains whole after you cut part way through it.

And I know John knows what he’s talking about when it comes to kickbacks. He definitely got my attention with his story and photos of his accident.

-- Clin

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