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Posted on Violent kickbacks when cutting trim miters on tablesaw

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 06:45 PM

It s not a dowel, it isn t going to roll on the table, it s going to fall over. I believe the entire piece was binding as it was cut. If your explanation were correct, flipping it over would have made no difference and it would still be getting thrown.

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By “roll” I mean that it will be pivoting around the axis of the rounded edge. Of course it will stop when the flat face hits the table. No one ever said that it would roll over, and over, and over like a dowel. Actually, it would not even roll enough to stop on the flat face because it hit the blade first and was thrown at the OP.

It certainly would matter to flip the piece over so that the flat edge was down. That way the off cut would simply sit there like they usually do when making such cuts. It would be stable on the flat face. The off cut was NOT stable on the rounded edge and it fell into the blade and was thrown. Even if the piece only fell in that direction a part of the time, it would still be unacceptably dangerous. The OP proved this without a doubt.

Case closed as far as I am concerned.

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