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Posted on Violent kickbacks when cutting trim miters on tablesaw

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 05:19 PM

May also benefit from waxing the table. Even if the clamp was loose, the piece shouldn’t have rotated into the blade

Ah, I understand what you were saying. I thought you were referring to a stop on the fence of his incra miter gauge to determine the length of the piece. That is a common practice. You are correct that using the main table saw fence to the right will lead to pinching of the cut off. There is no indication that the OP did that. The fence is not even in the picture he provided of the setup. He stated that the problem went away when he corrected the curved side down issue. Even a square piece of stock would have problems if he was using the fence as a stop.

- Kazooman

Thing is, round side down shouldn’t make any difference if the piece is clamped. Yes, it will be less stable but it’s riding on the fence. Something was binding or causing the piece to twist or rotate. The piece shown also has two cut marks which makes me wonder if it wasn’t catching.

-- Rick M,

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