Table Saw Gottcha!

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Blog entry by DaytonHM posted 12-03-2012 05:53 PM 1430 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought this table saw (close call) was worth posting. Watch how close his fingers get to the blade even using a push block. I started making my own custom push sticks a year ago. I wont let my fingers get within ten inches
of a spinning saw blade. I got nicked two years ago, fingers cannot be re-grown! Be careful everyone :)

P.S. No this is NOT me, forgot to mention that!


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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Tyler Hicken

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 06:26 PM

Wow, that was a close call! That made my stomach lurch just watching. You are very lucky!

-- Tyler Hicken - Herriman, Utah

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 06:46 PM

No, its me me…I found the video on

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 11:01 PM

Holy Cow…...if I were that guy I WOULD have had to change my pants!!!!!!!!!!!

That was close!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 11:06 PM

Crazy crazy crazy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 12:58 AM

Shows how fast things can go wrong.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 02:57 AM

I am glad I got Dave’s plans for the grip and rip it is would difinetly help here. My wish is that I saw his plan before I bought the comercial verision both will make you feel a lot safer. I was glad I spent the money on it and will make Dave’s verision to use also.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 10:50 PM

Wow, that’s really close for the hand! I’m glad the guy was alright. I’ve got to make one of those GRRRipper jigs soon before this happens to me. That and’ to keep the riving knife in.

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 01:31 AM

OK, I have seen all the scary vids for the evening

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 02:40 PM

It was very nice of this man to share his mishap with us. I did not realize the importance of the (Riving Knife) until something similar happened to me one afternoon. My fingers did not get close to the blade but the piece I was cutting rode up on the blade and headed back towards me in an eye-blink. That riving knife helps to keep the cut open and the ends from closing on the blade as you move through the cut. It also acts as a hard guide to help make a better cut overall. Before I make each cut, I get a solid foot stance…check the saw’s mechanical condition (Fence Locked), (Nothing on the Table), (Where are my hands going to be throughout the cut). Push block at arms length ready to push the piece through safely. I do the same for the radial arm, chop saw, and band saw. I’ve been playing guitar for 34 years, I cannot afford to lose my pickin fingers! LOL!

Appreciate all the comments and feedback everyone!


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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