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Location: Northern N.J.

Retired attorney, woodworker for over 40 years.

-- Jack

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 04:04 AM

kick back observations

modern table saws with riving knives have no anti- kickback pawls. Is this an indication that they are unnecessary? It seems to me that once the workpiece passes the leading edge of any splitter, the likelihood of kickback is nil. Since the pawls are located father back than the leading edge, are they superfluous? Query: has anyone actually experienced a kickback stopped by the pawls? In 490 years of woodworking i have had my share of kickbacks and never had the pawls stop any of them.

Secondly, most experts suggest that the operator stand to the left side of the blade when ripping, not directly behind the workpiece. However, utube clips of intentionally induced kickback show the piece coming off the saw at about a 40 degree angle, directly where the operator would be standing if he stood off to the left side. It seems the only really safe place would be , with the fence on the right side of the blade, to stand to the RIGHT of the fence and push with the left hand. This would be uncomfortable for right handed people. I would never try it myself. Any comments?

-- Jack

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 04:55 AM

Go to forums click on Start new topic, enter your question
there, you’ll get more responses… Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 05:02 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 05:05 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 10:03 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 10:41 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-17-2011 08:53 AM

Welcome Jack. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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