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Woodknack

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 06:01 PM



You do understand that it is the cut off that was thrown, not the piece that was clamped to the fence. The cut off wasn’t clamped to anything.
- Kazooman

At that angle and with a rounded bottom, the pieces are going to fall away from the blade, not into it. Try it. And the saw must have a lot of vibration to move a piece that size into the blade hard enough to throw it back.

Here’s a crude drawing of how the offcut will land. I don’t think it would be thrown back unless it was rotating or twisting into the blade.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/


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