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Wait we're not supposed to use our tablesaw to shoot misbehaving pieces of wood at our shop walls?

I'm going to troll and say this is a job for a band saw and using the proper tool is also a good safety measure. :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

I'm going to troll and say this is a job for a band saw and using the proper tool is also a good safety measure.

All trolling aside, it looks to be some sort of molding and may require a finer cut at this point then one gets from the bandsaw

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First off glad your ok!

Now re the ongoing conversation I too would have used a bandsaw and cleaned it up (if needed) with a hand plane or drum sander.  I can get a pretty good cut off my bandsaw.

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I forget that people use cuts strait off the table saw. Either cutting tool I'd have cleaned up the edge with a plane as well.

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I don't know if @Roger was using one, but I don't believe a push stick that just makes contact with the stock at the pack should ever be used because they allow the front end to rise up, leading to kickback. Maybe there are cases where one is called for, but I can't think of one. It surprises me that the saw manufacturers are still supplying them with a new saw, cause I think they're just dangerous.

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1 hour ago, drzaius said:

I don't know if @Roger was using one, but I don't believe a push stick that just makes contact with the stock at the pack should ever be used because they allow the front end to rise up, leading to kickback. Maybe there are cases where one is called for, but I can't think of one. It surprises me that the saw manufacturers are still supplying them with a new saw, cause I think they're just dangerous.

I questioned that as well and totally agree. The little wishbone push stick is just asking for the front of the board to rise. Not saying that he was using one but if he was, the rounded top just makes it that much worse. I agree @rodger., glad you are ok and yep, the featherboard went a long way in keeping you safe.

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Was your splitter/guard mounted?  I'm wondering if the pawls on the splitter would have been enough (or done anything) with this narrow stock?

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With really narrow stock, the guard & pawls get in the way of a push block. I clamp on a low profile fence extension so I can use the push block.

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riving knife in use. piece was too narrow for the pawls, so the feather board was in place.

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