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  • Checking for cutoffs

    Do you check for where your cutoffs fall when using power saws?

    I recently trimmed the end of a 4x4 post.

    Look where I found the cutoff:
    Click image for larger version  Name:	cutoff trapped in mitersaw.jpg Views:	0 Size:	101.4 KB ID:	838568

    Be careful!

    This is the 12" miter saw I recently purchased after destroying its predecessor with a bad kickback!
    Never seen this happen before.
    it was jammed in there pretty hard. Had to get some leverage to remove it could not remove it by hand.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 02-08-2020, 02:25 AM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
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  • #2
    Always, even with a vac attached.
    Jim Frye
    The Nut in the Cellar.


    • #3
      I had that happen once (that I can remember) on my Makita and it makes me watch closely.
      Hank Lee

      Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!


      • #4
        I have a sliding miter table that I use for cutting the 4 degree cut on Tiny Table legs and aprons. This little sliver of wood seems to want to dance on the side of the blade, just daring me to move the sled. Usually this little sliver of wood is 1/8-3/16” thick, when the sled is moved back, which is the only way to move it, goes wham! When it finally grabs a piece of blade and jams against the blade and the jig. Quite the pucker factor. Nothing bad seems to go on but me jumping.