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Blog entry by Archer72 posted 11-13-2017 01:17 PM 440 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it has been a minute since I posted anything. I have a few projects I am currently working on, will post them when complete.

So I had my first real incident last night with the table saw, I was resawing a piece of cherry down to 1/2 in, and got a little kick back from the saw. it grabbed my hand and threw it up into the blade, and took the tip of my left finger and a portion of my nail. I was lucky as it didnt hit bone, or completely take the finger off. I was using a push stick with my right hand, but should have been using one for my left or one of my push pads. Lessoned learned the hard way, I will be updating all my safety equipment in my shop to prevent this from happening again.

I spent 4 hours in the er only to be told I could get stitches but the finger tip would not really re-attach, so I opted for just some gauze and a splint, and will keep changing the dressings until it is healed.

On a side note my wife trying to lift my spirits, told me I didnt need to prove why I need a sawstop table saw, she agreed already I should get one. So cutting my finger nearly off wasnt needed. Got to love her and her sense of humor.

Hope all have a great week, and a wonderful thanksgiving.

Oh and yes I will be back in my shop tonight, still have same cherry that needs to be resawed,

-- Archer



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smitdog

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#1 posted 11-13-2017 02:15 PM

Glad is wasn’t worse and anything that makes work more safe is a welcome addition!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 11-13-2017 03:58 PM

Sorry you were hurt….you were very fortunate.

How big was the piece you were cutting?

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