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Posted on Violent kickbacks when cutting trim miters on tablesaw

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 12:36 AM

Kickback happens when wood pinches the back of the blade. If the wood is clamped securely, that round edge is irrelevant. My guess is you were using the fence as a stop block or the clamp was loose and allowing the piece to vibrate and rotate into the blade or twist. Turning the piece around will make it more secure but the underlying cause is not being clamped securely or the cutoff being pinched.

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Sorry, but none of that makes any sense. We are discussing what happens to the off cut after it leaves the blade. There is NO clamping at that point. What happens to the off cut piece is up to the laws of gravity. Several suggested clamping the cut off as a solution.

What do you mean by using the “fence as a stop block”? Using a miter gauge or dedicated sled with a “stop block” to create a desired length piece is common practice. How does that create a kickback problem

Just confused.

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