That's about the way I figure it too. My thoughts in the other thread were that he was using the tool wrong, and wasn't afraid of it. You use a whole lot more caution if you are a bit afraid of the tool you are using. Get overconfident, and you are open to being hurt.Without question, our friend in the video was standing in the wrong location, he should have turned the workpiece around and stood behind, not in front of the tool. Basic mistake IMHO, and I see no redeeming explanation for actually doing this in any way shape or form.
I love the smell of a chainsaw running. Dunno if it's the oil I smell or what, but I love the smell. Just like snowmobiles. Love the smell of 'em running. Yup, I'm not normal...the 2 stroke oil scent may drive the wife crazy, unless you use Klotz, which smells like laundry detergent, lol.
I've heard from numerous people over time that you should never attempt to use the tip of a chain saw for fear of kickback. I've seen it done at woodshows but they seem to be in a class of their own. I have a dipstick neighbour that bought a gas powered one and uses it for the smallest of twigs I've ever seen. A simple pair of garden pruners would do. He can't stop revving it to get attention. I think he sits behind a desk all day at his job and wants to be Pierre the Woodsman on the weekends. Heeeres Johnny!!Learn something every day. Power woodcarving....wow - the very idea of that smells of danger that even ruffles my feathers.
Secondly, the very idea of using anything but the edge or top 1/4" of a cutting blade like that is suicide waiting to happen. If you insist on woodcarving, use a real chainsaw - the tip does a great job of carving out wood in a similar manner without the danger, the 2 stroke oil scent may drive the wife crazy, unless you use Klotz, which smells like laundry detergent, lol.
Huh. I've cut warped plywood before, with no problems. However, I cut it very slowly, and use push sticks, and push blocks, and keep it tight against the fence.Not long after getting my first table saw, I decided to practice on a piece of warped ply. It kicked back, hit me in the solar plexis and left a sore and bruised spot that took months to get over. Now I stand to the side, use Grrippers, and carefully plan every single cut. Sharp whirly things command my complete attention.
I never had a shop class and was brand new to a new table saw. Didn't know much then about them. Today, I'm never in line with the blade, use Grrippers and push sticks, never trap the work, always use a splitter of some sort. Take time to plan each cut, sometimes even rehearse them.Huh. I've cut warped plywood before, with no problems. However, I cut it very slowly, and use push sticks, and push blocks, and keep it tight against the fence.
Check the woodworking videos with so-called pro woodworkers cutting on the table saw. I figure at least 75% of them stand in line with the saw blade. I would say they have no fear of the saw, so are overconfident, and are gonna get hurt one day. Stand out of line with the blade is about the first thing I was taught in shop class about using the power saw, that was in 1953/54, and I have never stood in line with the saw blade.
We had shop classes starting in the 4th grade. But wasn't exposed to table saws, and other power tools, until the 10th grade. My present saw had the guard and splitter removed when it was new, never have used either, ever, in fact. Nowadays I understand few schools have shop classes. Instead have computer classes.I never had a shop class and was brand new to a new table saw.