One More Really Old Table Saw

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 12-22-2014 02:10 AM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the two photos I was trying to find in the photos I mentioned in my previous post. I could have saved these for safety week. As I said these photos were usually taken for a reason. You can see in the lower photo that the two men are doing something that looks inherently dangerous, probably demonstrating what happened. The guy on the right is missing his ring finger!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 03:17 AM

Come on…. doesn’t everyone plunge cut on a table saw just like that occasionally?


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#2 posted 12-22-2014 04:16 AM


Just looking at that terrifies me!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 08:45 AM

I don’t see any dangers here, except the missing riving knife.. great pics!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 04:07 PM

looks to me as if the saw-blade is stationary.
Perhaps they are setting up blade height/rip fence before they
fire up ”The Beast” and make some dust.
Of which I think there would be plenty.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 05:06 PM

Back in the day, these guys were bullet proof … note the eye protection, hearing protection, etc. not to mention the loose clothes to catch … but there is a safety screen at the spinning motor pulleys …

I think guy #2 is divorced, the missing ring finger is on the left hand.

And we all know that sawdust on a wood floor is not slippery, so no need for mats around that man eating saw.

Thanks for these eye opening photos Dave, we all need reminders now and them to keep us thinking of safety.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 02:08 AM

Some people are perfect, then there are the rest of us.

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