Questions tagged [kickback]

When a power tool successfully causes a piece of wood to be driven counter to the way that the user is intending, unexpectedly, but frequently predictably.

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Would a thick riving knife be useful with a dado stack?

As I understand it, a riving knife prevents kickback by keeping the workpiece from pinching or being pushed into the back of the blade. Pinching the blade is unlikely to happen with non-through cuts, ...
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Is a shorter rip fence safer?

I've seen people online claim that table saw fences should not extend very far past the rear-most part of the blade. They say that kickback is largely due to the fence being too long. This doesn't ...
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How do I prevent dangerous kickback on a table saw?

When cutting a board on the table saw the workpiece can sometimes be flung away from the saw at great (and dangerous) speeds. What techniques or equipment can reduce the chances of kickback?