What Causes Table Saw Kickback?

What can you not do on a table saw?

Never operate a table saw with the throat insert removed.

Wood that is fed into a gaping hole can drop down and get caught on the blade.

That can’t happen if the throat insert is in place.

Do not make free-hand cuts on a table saw..

How dangerous is a table saw?

Compared to other home power tools (including nail guns, chain saws, and circular saws), table saws are the most dangerous home power tool and can deliver catastrophic injuries. Table saw accidents account for somewhere in the neighborhood of 67,000 recorded injuries every year.

Do Anti kickback pawls work?

The farther back from the rear of the blade, the less effective it is. Anti-kickback pawls should be the backup to the preceding two options – if you can’t, or don’t (despite your best efforts) prevent the kickback, the pawls will at least retard the return of the stock in your direction.

Why does my table saw kickback?

The two main causes of injury from kickback is trauma from the wood striking the head, chest, or torso of the woodworker, or the wood moving so quickly that an operator doesn’t have time to take their hand off of it and it gets pulled across the saw blade.

How fast is a table saw kickback?

If the saw blade travels at 4,800 revolutions per minute (rpm), then the teeth are travelling at 150,720 inches per minute. To put that another way, that’s 9,043,200 inches per hour, or 142.72 mph!

Why are dado blades illegal?

As already mentioned dado blades are illegal on UK (EU) table saws because in order to use them the guard and riving knife have to be removed, and is therefore unsafe. This is not the case in the USA. Because of this, all UK or european table saws are deliberatley fitted with short arbors to prevent their use.

What is the safest table saw?

Safer than any other table saw, we believe the SawStop is also the highest quality tablesaw being made today.