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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 572 days ago 707 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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572 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: kick back pawl fence

I have been thinking about putting a pawl on my rip fence as an anti kick back device. Anyone see any issues with this idea?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 572 days ago

Interesting idea. I’m trying to picture how you might attach it. Would it be mounted high enough to clear thick material? Easily removable so you can attach auxiliary fences?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 572 days ago

I am thinking about making something that will clamp on so it is easily removable and reversible. It could clamp on to a bracket on the top of the fence.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 572 days ago

Hi
I searched on Google & it showed numerous systems to look at.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 572 days ago

I personally think they get in the way. I focus on sending straight, freshly jointed lumber through the tablesaw to avoid kickbacks. If I were looking for a fence mounted system, I might try Board Buddies which is a set of rubber wheels that only turn one direction. It apparently holds stock down, and prevents kickback.
I have 5 featherboars, but I don’t use them as much as you would think. Ripping S3S stock to width for instance – a featherboard is useless.
Good luck.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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stefang

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#5 posted 572 days ago

Hi Bob. I find a splitter pretty adequate to avoid kick-backs. For every advantage an accessory has there is usually an offsetting disadvantage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 572 days ago

I like the idea of those one way rollers that attach to the fence. They pull the workpiece into the fence and keep it from kicking back at the same time.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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NiteWalker

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#7 posted 572 days ago

I also think they get in the way. A well-aligned splitter is the best kick back prevention device IMHO.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 572 days ago

Michael, Where do you find one way rollers?

Mike, et al, I am thinking it might add another margin if the splitter breaks off the zero clearance plate.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SASmith

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#9 posted 572 days ago

I have not used them but I think this is what Michael was referring to.
I am sure there are different brands and prices. The link was the first one I found with google.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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mrg

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#10 posted 572 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor,
You can get them at Amazon, Woodcraft, Rockler.

-- mrg

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 572 days ago

Guess I was goggling the wrong term. Nothing like that popped up. Thanks.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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crank49

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#12 posted 572 days ago

Yeah, that’s the ticket. The ones linked to by SASmith. I have seen them installed and demonstrated at a Woodcraft store and been wanting some every since. They make them with clockwise or counter-clockwise or just free turning for different machines and applications.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 570 days ago

I bought the single rotation and clockwise rotation sets, easy to fit onto a track. The only issue is having to drill and tap your fence to accept the track.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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lumberjoe

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#14 posted 569 days ago

What about the off cut? The best anti-kickback device i have seen is something my dad made in a machine shop YEARS ago. It Sits over the table slightly behind the blade and as a set of urethane rollers that only spin one way. He made it to attach to the splitter of his specific saw so it won’t attach to mine. It kind of looks like a power feeder.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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