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Posted on Just learned somethign about grain....

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 04:15 AM

Jim, the wood I was cutting was bone dry. I guess one edge wanted to bend and the cut I started finally allowed it to.

Bill, grain stress can cause a lot of not-so-good things to happen. For instance, it could pinch the back edge of a table saw blade and throw the lumber right back at you – a very dangerous thing. I do a lot of carpentry work. One thing I’ve learned is with my worm drive saw to always hold the saw as if it could kick back at any time without warning. Even when a board is cutting like soft butter, I hold the saw as if I’m fighting with it, just in case I suddenly have to.

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