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#1 posted 07-10-2012 09:26 PM

I’ve never heard of it happening. But if paranoia can’t be rationalized away, start the saw with the blade lowered beneath the sled, then raise it up through the existing kerf. If there is any snagging, it will happen slow enough that the weight of the sled will keep it in place.

Not only that, but kickback only happens when the blade bites into a sizable chunk of wood. With the sled secure in the miter slots, there will never be enough of the sled getting in the way of the blade to cause an issue.

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