Extracting the follower ....
The follower needs to be long enough to extract it without running it all the way past the blade. Simple. Push the workpiece through the blade using the follower, then stop the saw and retract the follower. Know where the OFF switch is at all times so you can turn the saw off in a hurry/emergency. The best OFF switch is located at thigh height and can be "bumped" off without taking your eyes off the blade OR your hands off the workpiece. Like this on my Sawzilla:
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Last edited by woodnthings; 12-21-2018 at 03:38 PM.