On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 00:25:45 GMT, B a r r y
|>|TS with no guard or splitter|>
|>There is your major problem. A splitter would have likely prevented|>this.
|For a crosscut? He was crosscutting a 13x30 piece ply.
Well, he said, "Anyway I turned the right side piece just a
hair as I was just finishing the cut. Probably now that it was free it
needed less force to guide accross the saw."
I imagined that he was using the 13" side against the fence,
otherwise, I can't imagine "turning the right side piece...."
|I'm guessing he was either using the fence, thinking that 13" was
|enough to simulate a rip, or trying to freehand it.
That's funny, do we agree or not? Since as I just stated, that's
exactly what I was thinking, which makes it a "rip cut" not a
|In either case, the work can fly even with a splitter.
Much less likely in the envisioned scenario, especially if the
splitter incorporates (as mine does) anti-kickback pawls.
|A splitter is not necessary with a properly done crosscut, as the sled
|or miter gauge prevents attempting to cut a curved kerf, and wood
|dosen't close up when cut across the grain like it does when ripped.
Yeah, but it's the "properly done" part that is the gotcha.