|Forum topic by AffineCreations||posted 04-08-2012 06:07 PM||4567 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
04-08-2012 06:07 PM
Ripping a 24” long, 7” wide, 1” thick piece of cherry on my table saw. Cut is 3” in. About 1/3 way through the cut, board starts to bind and quickly the board wants a lot of force to move forward. I carefully reach over and power down the saw.
First off: I am thankful I have the riving knife in place, along with the anti-kickback pawls. Board did stay on the table and I still have all my fingers.
I unplugged the saw and wrestled the board free of the blade. Inspection showed the board had been under tension and closed around the kerf, hence the binding. I will point out the board was planed on the table down face and jointed on the edge against the fence.
I proceeded to start the cut again, letting the blade redo the part of the cut that had slightly closed up. The rest of the cut went fine, with no extra force needed to finish. The other three similarly cut boards ripped without incident.
Question: first time something like this has happened to me. I am new to working from rough-cut lumber and dimensioning it myself. Did I proceed in the safest fashion, or is there a preferred method to deal with rip cuts that bind?
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