|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 02-15-2011 07:11 PM||1911 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-15-2011 07:11 PM
First up – I don’t really own a table saw and haven’t really ever used one. But I’ve been looking into buying one – it’s on the list.
As I understand it, kick back happens basically when the back side of the blade (going upwards) manages to catch hold of the wood that’s already gone through, usually on the fence side. Riving knives help since they keep the wood away from the back of the blade. Kick back can easily be caused if your wood is “pinched” going through – ie, if the fence isn’t perfectly parallel to the blade and points towards it rather than, if anything, slightly away from it.
Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
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