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Posted on Violent kickbacks when cutting trim miters on tablesaw

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 07:38 PM

I know this is a dead horse, but how does the piece fall back and hit the front teeth if the blade is elevated to the correct height above the workpiece and the small piece is already past the front teeth once it separates from the workpiece?

If I were to make those cuts, I would use a miter saw (manual or powered) with a backup fence. I would use a backup fence on the setup he used, and in fact I do just that with the Incra miter gauge. I actually think the design is terrible without a backup fence to prevent tearout. However I would also never rely on a spring clamp to ensure the piece passing the blade is secure and doesn’t move during the cut. I believe it did just that and then pinched the small piece agains the blade. But as I stated, it’s my opinion the process was not done correctly or in a safe manner and the results prove it.

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