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Ripping Helpers

I ran into the same thing. Helpers can pull the wood, thinking they are helping but can easily pull it off the fence since they are usually on the far end and have enormous leverage. I have helpers (when they insist) only cradle the wood from the sag between roller stands if needed. Actually, I like a long board to collect the outfeed more than rollers all things considered for ripping long strips. I have an edge on it to catch the peel-off and use the roller stands for in-feed.

Eerything is not always ideal. I have ripped bent and twisted wood too. Sometime you run into gifts, or super deals on wood that's not always perfect. So you learn to adapt and make things work. I once got redwood (remember redwood?) from a deck coming down. Nail holes, the whole 9 yards. It made a beautiful boat.

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