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#1 posted 04-06-2021 06:53 PM

I have a Griz 15” G0453Z, and on mine the kickback fingers are not spring mounted, more like a one way flipper. As the board goes in, they raise up, as the board passes them they fall back into place, but won’t allow any movement kicking back, pulling back or anything backward. If I were to crank the head down on a board, there isn’t any pulling it out, until you raise the head, they really do work.

As the board passes them there is a distinct click, as they fall back, and if the noise in the video was right near the end, it sounded like yours does. I have to say mine sounds louder running than the video seemed, so the click I heard was more defined on your video, but it had the same timbre and depth. All I can say is a metallic click sound.

On a longer board like you fed, I would use more support both in, and out bound. Much of what I do now is shorter work, and the tables on my planer seem long enough, when I do the odd furniture piece I’ll set a few roller stands before and after, and I go snipe free.

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