Kickback Machine on a Table Saw! See Real Kickback in Action!

Kickback Machine on a Table Saw! See Real Kickback in Action!

Watch a REAL Kickback Demonstration and Learn How to Avoid it on Your Table Saw.
Prevent Kickback today with the GRR-RIPPER:

This is a Kickback Public Service Announcement. This video explains the dangers of kickback and lots of good information about table saw safety. #NOPUSHSTICKS

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  1. seanfishingtexas on June 21, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Some people remove the spliter on there saw which is part of safety, big mistake

  2. colrajdhan on June 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Your blade is wobbling awfully. Inviting trouble. Trouble obliges very soon.

  3. Aleksey Antipov on June 21, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Интересно, как он делал чтоб деревяшку рвало так!?

  4. aux1z11 on June 21, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    I would run my ears through the table saw just to shut up the awful music

  5. Petri Nordlund on June 21, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Just use the blade guard instead of fancy push blocks which force you to remove the blade guard for them to function.

  6. Edrandon on June 21, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    I’m one of those 50,000 people as of 10/16/2022

  7. GermanClimaxClan on June 21, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    0:30 because US guys dont have german secure carpentry education.

  8. TLB Farm on June 21, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I love my Gripper!

  9. N Holt on June 21, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I always stand off to the side never in front of the wood and I practice and rehearse the cut several times until I’m ready to plug in the saw and make the cut.

  10. colleen on June 21, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    I’m here for the opera!

  11. Pinkie Love on June 21, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    The most notorious thing to actually kickback is plywood… I’ll never forget using a large table saw in shop class in high school that thing shot back like a missile into my upper thigh I had a bruise about 8" x 4" for a few months..I was cutting a piece of plywood Pretty large piece.. Never had trouble with regular wood I knew better not to cut where there’s a knot

  12. Neil McNeilus on June 21, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Subbed for the music alone 😂. Great demo of something that can go wrong very quickly.

  13. William Herd on June 21, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    You could have put some meat analog in there to see how hard the pieces are hitting. Also a more brittle wood like oak would make more devastating breaks

  14. Евгений Пфафенрот on June 21, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    У меня нулевой опыт работы с распиловочным столом, но даже я вижу, что тут демонстрация максимальной криворукости. Если у человека хотя бы немного работает логика, то он будет использовать два толкателя и не впритык к упору. А ещё лучше прижимной толкатель "сапог", как рекомендует дядя Миша с канала HeARTwood.

  15. PINOYROCKTRAX on June 21, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    As an experiment, put a riving knife and see if you can ever make it kickback.

  16. E.PLUMBUS UNUM on June 21, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Excellent demonstration of kickback. The part with the slow mo and opera made me think of the astronauts floating around in zero gravity in the space station.

  17. Fx 1C on June 21, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    He’s gotta justify his job somehow. basically an advert for gripper 0/10 for realism

  18. Colin Antink on June 21, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    I suffered kickback once. Was cutting MDF and my splitter had nudged to the side unbeknownst to me. Mid cut it hits the splitter stopping me progressing. I swear, take one hand off to hit the estop. Blink. And the MDF is just GONE. Was like warp speed meets Houdini. Luckily I had early adopted standing to the side, never in line with the main forces. Would have left quite the bruise that’s for damn sure. Lesson I learned, check all safety devices before any first use of the day at least.

  19. Methodical2 on June 21, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    I use the guard, knife and anti kickback pawls? The Gripper is for those folks who don’t use the guard, correct?

  20. Joshua Wood on June 21, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    I would never cut something this small on a tablesaw with or without your fancy little grip thing.

  21. Freddy Arancibia on June 21, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    The opera makes this video super dramatic..🤣🤣🤣👍👍

  22. chic boy on June 21, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    I love kickback

  23. Honkey Tonklin on June 21, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Push sticks BAD!

  24. Michael R on June 21, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Table saws are the reason I have a track saw 😁

  25. Judith / Rob on June 21, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Riving Knife should not be in line with saw blade though
    +- 0.3 mm to the right slightly outside the saw blade. PS it is best to make a Riving Knife from spring material BV. aluminium. And the wood remains pressed against the guide and the rest of the wood remains clamped in place against the guide and cannot shoot away, no kickback saw wood (I’ve had it like this for years) win win situation !

  26. Vancitytransitspotter on June 21, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    my schools one of their table saws kicked back about 10 or more years ago and flew into the metal door

  27. Ghost Division on June 21, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Just dont cut backwards😂

  28. Kyle Richards on June 21, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    I worked with a guy who lost his eye and job of 20+ years because of kickback and not wearing eye protection.

  29. Ken Weis on June 21, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    2,000 osha fine for no guard

  30. Orbe University on June 21, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Could you please conduct the same experiments with riving knife?

  31. Marie Sacul on June 21, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    I’m in a rush to get a big job down i just cannot get my table saw knife and blade cover on after it was removed by my d.h..
    Its a hitache the two are connected. Looks a lot like the saw table your using. Do you have a video for that?

  32. Vishnu Anugrah on June 21, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    man my uncle had such an incident 2 days ago. it broke his nose ,had fractures all over his face. had to get surgery
    and i was wondering how the accident happened . thanks for the information

  33. Michael Myers on June 21, 2023 at 2:07 pm


  34. Michael Bradford on June 21, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    A frigging commercial to sell a push block , Micro Jig should be ashamed for such Low antics and taking advantage of YouTube viewers just to line your pockets ! If I had my way Add free would be Add free and I hope nobody buys anything with Micro Jig on it.

  35. Kenny Homer on June 21, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    That does it. I’m buying the gripper. I showed this to my wife so she lets me spend the $59

  36. Joseph Romero on June 21, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Or u can install ur riving knife lol I actually bought 2 micro jig grippers only to realize I can’t use them much w my old delta that uses a a fixed splitter lol but I make use of them when I can lol

  37. Piotr Pawlikowski on June 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Love the Mozart at the end. You’re my kind of guy… for both demo and the musical taste.

  38. Simple Works on June 21, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    You are inviting an accident if you are trying to cut a wood that is too short or too narrow like in the video, why there is a miter saw, otherwise create a jig.

  39. keytie cruz on June 21, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    How about u push that wood at the middle, lol

  40. greg hill on June 21, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    This is why i use a radial arm saw.

  41. karen T on June 21, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Hi, I don’t know much about wood working but my husband loves it. I ran across your channel and thought you might be able to answer a question for me. My husband had an accident while using his table saw and cut off his left thumb after a kickback. something has happened to the splitter part. Do you have any idea where one can be found as he hasn’t had any luck at finding a replacement for it. Sure would appreciate it if you could help with any knowledge of these.

  42. David Ortega on June 21, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    i’m beginner and i see that obvious because the wood cuts are small, but if they were long that shouldn’t happen and if you want it small just cut it to the side and it’s even faster. That’s what I’m thinking but that I see in small cuts like dangerous

  43. Mihai Luțescu on June 21, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    why Microjig’s videos never exemplify the use of TWO pushsticks? of course you can’t control the lateral movement of a small piece with a single pushtics. But with 2 pushsticks it becomes quite feasible.

  44. K BBB on June 21, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    The BEST! Thank You, keep up the hard work.

  45. bighand69 on June 21, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    In my opinion the biggest danger with kickback is not the wood hitting you but your hand being drawn into the blade by the wood as it just suddenly flips out of control.

  46. Ken Weis on June 21, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    My wood shop teacher was an alcoholic from the 80s when my parents had him until the 90s when i had him…..he got cut on the table saw while he was drunk….he went to florida after he got fired and drank himself to death after 10 yrs

  47. Dubs Barry on June 21, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Man your blade guard is huge. Where’d you get that thing?

  48. Einar on June 21, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    You mention the block will take the path of least resistance at 1:34, but this isn’t the cause of the rotation. The path of least resistance basically means that an object will take most energy efficient path (among a set of alternative paths) between a start and endpoint. But what happens here is your effectively creating a momentum around the center by pushing the block on one side. 

    When dealing with a distributed mass you need to consider which point is being translated and often you use the center of mass. From the perspective block’s center of mass you induce a moment which is half the width of the wood times the applied force. I mean you can even test this, place your phone next to a book, push it forward with a finger close to the book and watch what happens. Now do the same thing but without the book, the evolution is basically the same.

    Final note, by placing the push stick in the middle of the blade and fence is basically the same (with less induced momentum) as what you first did. Try the same but placing the push stick in the middle of the wood, I guarantee the wood will slide down all the way to the end.

    The fact that some of the physics isn’t correct doesn’t really change the fact that the video and it’s purpose was great! Just pointing out some mistakes which I as an engineer found to be misleading

  49. Robert Cornelius on June 21, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    My Daddy has a CNC machine, and he can make a kickback in about a day.

  50. rbwannasee on June 21, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Hmmmm, kickback to the nutsack or listen to opera music. That’s actually a tough decision. Joking aside, I’ve yet to see one mention in the comments of a kick-back preventer. I’ve owned one table-saw, and it was a cheap Skil one from Home Depot. However, it had a guard, riving knife, and double sided kick-back preventer. I made myself a push stick from a piece of plywood, and never had an issue with it. Why the hell would anyone want a plastic tool that guides your hand over the blade?