What Causes Table Saw Rebound

Kickback can be a very dangerous table saw problem. Rebounds occur when the cut is unexpectedly produced being driven backward, towards the joiner, by the saw blade table. Kickback is usually caused by the teeth of the saw catching or gripping, and not cutting through, the product on the table. Even if you have one of the 10 best table saws this can still happen, unfortunately.

Table saw Safety instructions

table sawMake sure the saw used has enough power to cut through the wood or material on the table. If you intend to cut hardwoods at least three inches thick, then a 3 to 5 horsepower motor is recommended. These size motors are usually found on cabinet saws. If you intend to cut hardwoods two inches thick or less, a 1.5 to 2 horsepower motor is recommended.

Make sure the blade of the saw is at the correct height. Not too high or too low. If the saw blade is set too low, there will be too many teeth in the wood at any point in time. This can cause the engine to work too hard and create too much heat and slide over it. A set of blades too high can also be dangerous given sharp edges of the blade. Many recommend blade heights of about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches above the wood. The actual height will depend on the type of cut are made.

Maintain a constant, even feed, material to be cut, in the saw. A common mistake is feeding the equipment too slowly or quickly. Too slow can cause a jump to slip tax on the engine. Too fast can cause a staircase, uneven cutting. The feed rate must depend on a number of factors, including your ability to manage feed flow, the ability of the saw to manage feed flow, length of material to be cut, material type and power of the engine.