What is table saw kickback?
Similarly, you may ask, why does my table saw kickback?
Reasons for kickback A common reason kickback occurs is tension in a board. As the wood is cut, the tension keeps the kerf from fully opening. This causes the end of the cut to pinch together trapping the blade (as in the sketch below) and the wood comes at you with incredible speed.
Beside above, does a riving knife prevent kickback? A riving knife is a great feature and will prevent most kickbacks, but you still need to use proper technique and not stand directly behind the blade because it can still happen.
Keeping this in consideration, how fast is a table saw kickback?
The circumference (perimeter) of a 10-inch saw blade is 31.4 inches. If the saw blade travels at 4,800 revolutions per minute (rpm), then the teeth are travelling at 150,720 inches per minute. To put that another way, that's 9,043,200 inches per hour, or 142.72 mph!
Which is better table saw or bandsaw?
One of the main differences between a table saw, and a band saw is that a table saw is going to be more dangerous to use. With a band saw, the blade cuts downward and pulls the wood into the table. A table saw is not going to be able to allow you to create curves or intricate work because it uses a fixed, round blade.