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I'm new here. Thought I'd say hello. I do a lot of woodturning; working up to do some more segmented turning. Considering one of those build-your-own drum sanders; I see there has been some discussion here about them.

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Greetings Dan and welcome to the router forum.

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Well, here I am, back again after only 11 years!! So, happy new year, times 11!

Question. I was doing some pattern bit routing a few weeks ago, and I did something wrong (not sure what), and the bit caught the wood, gave it a fearful yank, and dragged my left index finger into the bit, at 18,000 rpm. Ouch * 427. It's healing well enough. In a year I think no one will notice. Then, this morning, going thru my email, I got an ad for a SawStop table saw, and I wondered, is there something like a BitStop router?? That will instantly quit when touched by a hot dog??
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don't know of a SS type router but it sounds like you attempted a climb cut...

head over to this link and read the safety and climb cutting PDF's..
look to the diagrams for feed direction...

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Glad you're healing. It's pretty tempting to just hand hold workpieces, "just this once." But that's why push blocks and sticks and other methods of holding and moving the workpiece are so important. Stick's pdfs cover climb cutting and direction of cut relative to the grain pattern. Don't mean to lecture or anything, but this is an opportunity to urge caution and good practices to everyone. It would be good for others to learn from your painful lesson.

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Hi Dan and welcome back. If the router pulled away from you then it's likely you were climb cutting like Stick said. When going the correct direction you will always have to push the router. The really simple rule to remember is always feed in the direction the cutter faces. If you are using the router handheld and cutting with the side of the bit that is on the far side of the router then the feed direction is left to right because that's the direction the cutter faces. If you are cutting handheld and using the side of the bit closest to you then you'll feed right to left because that's the direction the cutter is facing. You only have to look at the cutter to know which is the correct direction.

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