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Here's a link to an injury sustained today (not me) by a member of another forum. We must all remember that even the best available technology won't always protect us from our mistakes.

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Here's a link to an injury sustained today (not me) by a member of another forum. We must all remember that even the best available technology won't always protect us from our mistakes.

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Kickback Hurts! (WARNING! GORY PICTURES!!)!!)
Wow! I'll bet that did smart. Down and over a bit and he may not have been around to post. Glad it wasn't worse.

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I know He won't forget how that felt for a while ,glad He is o.k.

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Thanks for the link, a safety reminder is always welcome. The next time that little voice says to me "Ugh don't you think this is a stupid way to try and cut this" I will have a picture to go along with it!

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I think I'll print the picture and put it up in the shop for when I get tired or in a hurry.
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Yea.. I've started making it a habit of quitting work for the day if/when I catch myself doing something unsafe or messing something up where I should have been more careful. I figure it's a hint... <g>

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Because of my job, I work odd hours. This has a tendency to make me work tired, which is why I went to a guided circular saw system over my tablesaw. It started out with me looking for a panel saw, and ended up as a different way of doing things.

This is a good reminder to think first, no matter the tool. If something doesn't look/feel right, it probably isn't.
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Thank you for the post friend. A good reminder to all of us about the inherent dangers of a table saw. Early in my limited experience a narrow piece of 3/4" ply shot back across the room and into a wall of aluminum siding. Big assed dent in wall and all kinds of noise! Scared me right into returning to my old name.......Captain Cautious!!
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Hard to look at, but much harder with when it happens to yourself. A good but unfortuante reminder about the dangers of power tools when used incorrectly. Kudos to the poster for explaining what he did wrong. We all need to think twice before doing something we KNOW is wrong. Trust your gut.

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man that seriously has me thinking hard about trying to come up with some system of monitoring while in the workshop, As I am sure like many of us I work alone in the shop often times for 5-8+ hours when no one is home except myself and as he said alone in the out building just think if that had of knocked him out cold he/I/you could be laying there for hours upon hours before someone finally realized they had not seen us for quite some time.... maybe I need to work out some kind of buddy system with my friends and family....

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