TIW Ep.41 - Safety Day Intro - My Accident

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 05-01-2013 01:38 AM 1464 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a table saw kickback accident in September. i recorded the aftermath. There is gore in this one. If you don’t like that sort of stuff skip to the second episode about finding out how the kickback happened on my saw.

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 02:09 AM

Stay safe out there Shawn. The single biggest thing you can do to minimize tablesaw kickback is use a splitter or riving knife.

I’m glad it wasn’t worse.

Twice I’ve been hit by kickback, both from cutting plexi, both times I got hit in the gut, both times it felt like I was punched by tyson.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 05-01-2013 02:33 AM

I feel your pain. I split my thumbnail with kickback on a sawstop. I did not have to get stitches.

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 04:17 AM

That’s minor, I cut two at one time, on my right hand . I just put a new rip blade to rip a lot of Oak for a table .
It took over 10 stitches on two fingers, It opened it up to the joint of the index finger and took the fingernail off the middle finger, I did that about 30 years ago, didn’t take any photo’s of to remind me of it, Took me a year to get the full movement back in the index finger, and No physical therapy , I worked it on my own.
Now I’m a furniture builder, and all 10 fingers still work. Try having a chain saw kicking up into the fingers,did that too, Got two finger that time too, Just before the saw table accident. A year I would rather fore get, and also a devorice too.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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