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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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i know he's made an effort above and beyond, but look at just what a table saw can become.

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I'm going to venture a guess that someone needed a quick diaper change soon after this occurrence!

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Early in my learning curve, I had a warped piece of ply, about 18 inches square, kick back and hit me just below my sternum. Took months for the bruise and pain to go away. I no longer stand in the kickback path, don't try to rescue such scrap anymore and always use Grripers or push blocks and sticks to apply down pressure.
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What he is doing is not very smart. He has a tunnel built that won't allow the board to ride up over the saw blade so all the pressure when it starts self-feeding is transmitted to the blade and saw arbor.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Charles, agreed. But he's doing it solely to show what COULD happen if someone got stupid or even just careless.

I feel its a very good lesson for newbies to learn.
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Good demo for safety. That's why I stand off to the side when using the TS.

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Our shop instructor showed us an example of kickback, and then told us to ALWAYS stay out of line with the wood being cut, just in case. This was in about 1955-6. I've never had kickback that I can recall, but I've also always been out of line of the wood being cut just in case it did kickback.

The really amazing part is, people still stand where they will get hit if it happens.

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I've only been hit once, just below the sternum and as Tom described it took along time to heal. Another one of those "time for one last cut" before I close for the night sort of scenarios. If you go in harm's way, harm does.

Appreciate the safety video.

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I never stand in front of the piece being cut to begin with , but on large pieces sometimes there's no choice , but not much of a chance of being impaled

I donít always insulate , but when I do .

Ok , I never insulate
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