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Posted on 2 tablesaw questions - burning and mini-kickback

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 07:02 PM

You are using the feather board in the wrong application. You are pressing the cut off back into the blade. No wonder it kicked back. The cut off should not be touched by anything. Except, perhaps a splitter behind the blade.

Looking again at your first post, you say you used the feather board to push the jig against the fence. If it’s the jig alone, that’s OK. But if the feather board pushed against the board you are cutting, then that’s not a good idea. Keep the feather board under the tapered piece, pressing on the edge of the taper jig itself, and not on the wood you are cutting, and you’re good. Just be sure the feather board is thin enough so that it in no way touches the board you are cutting or you’ll interfere with the cut.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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