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Posted on Violent kickbacks when cutting trim miters on tablesaw

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 06:05 PM

I started to post last night how it would have been better to keep the miter gauge at 90’ to the blade and simply tilt the blade to the required angle, but the phone rang and the post never happened. What I find odd about the setup is the clamp on the workpiece. There’s no need for it and in fact, that could be the source of the issue. I have the same Incra miter gauge and it’s not very clamp friendly. The profile of the gauge is designed specifically for their proprietary stop. It also appears from the pic that the rubber on the jaws are touching the table. That’s probably not a good idea as they could just possibly hang up on something, causing the clamping pressure to release a bit.

With the blade set high enough and the OP simply holding the workpiece rather than clamping it, I don’t see how a kickback could occur, even with the rounded edge to the table.

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