Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
I agree with Bill above.
Whenever I needed to make repetitive thin cuts, I made them between the fence and the blade - Very carefully using a fairly stable push block/stick.
One time it kicked back. Sounded like a 22 cal. shot. The push stick flew out of my hand and actually pushed my hand out of the way. There is that instance of shock and WTF moment. My shop was in a rented mini-storage unit. I couldnt find my push stick.
When I was done for the day, I got in my van and saw the pushstick. It was across the driveway against the roll-up door from the storage unit building facing mine - probably 40 feet away, maybe more.
My method is not safe by any stretch of the imagination, but it the safest way I can think of doing it.
By using the push sticks pictured below, the pressure is downward and forward giving good control. When i get another shop, I will look into the newer designs for narrow strips. Some seem to straddle the fence.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 01-17-2020 at 08:34 AM.