The backstroke

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The backstroke

Postby quiinc » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:54 pm

John and company, when cutting with the JMP, do you recommend that the backstroke come all the way off the blade, or have you generally stopped just short, leaving part of the cut over the rear of the blade? I've found myself stopping short, but so far I've been making cuts that require raising the blade in small increments. You've obviously had a lot more experience, and I'm curious about what you've found. In your Youtube video, it appears that you stop short.
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Postby John » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:09 pm

I never come completely off the blade for crosscuts--but that is just me.

I have had situations where I was hand holding my stock (not recommended) and it shifted ever so slightly when I was off the blade and then crashed my stock into the leading edge of the blade--not good.

Your crosscut technique works for you so stick with it--in fact it is easy to recommend.

I do come completely off the blade for tenons, dovetails and other similar cuts however.

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