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#1 posted 06-21-2012 03:36 PM

I recently made my first sled, too. I had no problems with raising the blade slowly into the sled. The weight alone should be enough to keep the whole thing steady enough to eliminate any danger of kickback. If you did manage to raise the blade fast enough somehow, I imagine that the sudden resistance would cause the tablesaw’s circuit breaker to flip off, rather than grabbing the sled and throwing it at you. If you’re still worried about it (and you likely shouldn’t be), just clamp the sled to the tablesaw when you raise the blade.

As bunkie mentioned, the latest issue of FWW is where I got the methods to make my own.

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