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Kickback from planer
« on: December 30, 2019, 04:59:38 PM »
Just wanted to remind everybody about the possibility of kickback from the planer.  A board got me last week.  I was feeding multiple sticks of 1x4x8 pine stock.  I had just turned my head to grab the next board when I was whacked.  The offender was about 6 inches from clearing the out-feed side of the machine.  It clocked me on the left wrist and bounced off the tractor about 30 feet behind the machine.  At first I thought a knot had gotten me and then I saw the entire board.  Lost a little skin in the deal.  Had it hit something other than a hand, it could have caused more damage.  Don't get complacent.

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Re: Kickback from planer
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 06:30:13 PM »
Do you know what caused the kickback? 

The only kickback that I have seen was planing an endgrain cutting board, which is generally a bad idea anyway... 

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Re: Kickback from planer
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 07:05:03 PM »
Was it a lot thinner than the rest of the stock?
Could it have come from Pete's thick and thin mill?
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Re: Kickback from planer
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 09:27:29 AM »
My planer has fingers that stop kickback as did all the ones I've had under my supervision in school shops?
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