Feeding a miter cut on a table saw
Curious to know the Forum's opinion on how one should feed a miter cut on a table saw. For lack of better words, I'll refer to the two choices as "pull" and "push" as shown in the top and bottom photos below. I was taught to use the push (bottom) approach as it keeps the board tight to the fence and the stop block if one is used. I had never considered the "pull" approach until I saw a friend use it which he described as what he was taught.
My concern with the pull approach is that if the cut were to bind, it could pull the board and one's hand into the blade.
Is there a "best" approach or does this fall into the "each to his/her own preference" category?
Sorry about the sideways photos again.
Last edited by JFPNCM; 04-28-2018 at 01:16 PM.