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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 10:29 AM
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It's doing pretty well, the holes are closing up and sealing up nicely but one. Spent the week making various push blocks etc.

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One of my co-workers had a similar reaction when he cut the top 3/8 in of his middle finger off. All the safety gear that was cool but expensive, seemed awfully cheap now after the doctor bills..... He went and picked up a handful of the magnetic feather boards, an overarm blade guard, etc...

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Thanks guys. The more I talk to people accidents on the router table happen quite frequently. I usually consider myself pretty safe and have been using routers for 20 plus years without an incident... but that can change in a heart beat. A simple push block of which I had 2 close at hand would have prevented the whole thing most likely. The pressure would have kept the small block from launching and I wouldn't have been sitting there with my finger ready to drop on to the bit. Always think ahead on your cut. I am not scared of my power tools... but I respect them Even more so now.

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Corey,

I know you have heard this before, but I want to repeat it here for the others.

Before starting any cut always look to see where your hands and fingers will be if the wood were not present.

This is basically what happend in your case and something we should all adhere to.
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Spot On Bob! Absolutely!!

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Sounds like the finger is going to be okay Cory. But don't be like me....I'm obviously a slow learner & have had two fingers tangle with router bits on seperate occasions & about 10 years apart. You would think with 10 years more experience from the first instance to the second that the last one should never have happened....but it did. Fortunately both fingers healed nicely.

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Thanks guys. The more I talk to people accidents on the router table happen quite frequently. I usually consider myself pretty safe and have been using routers for 20 plus years without an incident... but that can change in a heart beat. A simple push block of which I had 2 close at hand would have prevented the whole thing most likely. The pressure would have kept the small block from launching and I wouldn't have been sitting there with my finger ready to drop on to the bit. Always think ahead on your cut. I am not scared of my power tools... but I respect them Even more so now.

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Doesn't all this make you realise that PLUNGE routing has a lot going for it?

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It does my friend where plunge routing makes more sense and doesn't require a whole lot of set up to make a simple dado or groove. The key is to use safe procedures not matter if you are plunge, table etc. routing. But I expect you are right Harry... there are some operations where plunge routing eliminates a lot of chances to get into "trouble". Have a good one Harry!

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Hi Harry

That's like saying use a power hand saw over a table saw they both have a job to do and most of the time the table saw/router table can do it better

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That's like saying use a power hand saw over a table saw they both have a job to do and most of the time the table saw/router table can do it better

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Not at all Bob, MOST jobs that can be completed on the table can be done more safely with the plunge router and it can be a lot of fun once mastered.

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Hi Harry

So you are saying that it's easyer to hold on to a 15lb. router and control it than doing it on a router table ,where the router table is holding the Hvy. router for you and all you need to do is hold and control some timmber that is only 2lb. if that.




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