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Blog entry by Roger posted 01-14-2013 01:43 AM 2700 reads 0 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I consider myself to do and be safe at times when I need to, BUT, in a blink, and because of a stupid moment, this is what can happen. I should have stopped when the switch on my dust collector started messin with me, then, I resawed a small piece o Maple, and right at the end of the cut, I realized that I didn’t tension the blade…it still cut pretty good, BUT, and this is the big BUT, I am embarrased to say, my finger kissed my table saws spinning blade while cutting (thank God the blade was only about 1/32nd up, but, it was a full dado stack) a slot in a small project that I started earlier today. After this, I decided to take a break. It’s not as bad as it may look, but, it’s bad enuff….. Just a quick, and stupid moment on my part. Just want to remind everyone on here, plz be careful. Have a good nite.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 01:45 AM

the bummer about this is, I cant type…. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 01:47 AM


-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 01:48 AM

Glad you’re OK. Could happen to any of us at any time.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 01:48 AM

Roger, Could ya type before you cut it???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 01:56 AM

Glad it was just a scrape Roger…...close call…...and…I type with 2 fingers always…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 02:01 AM

Somebody forgot to listen to that “little voice.” Sorry to hear about your injury but sure am glade it isn’t worse,

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 02:03 AM

A few years ago I had a wake up call when the tip of a finger touched the saw blade. didn’t need great medical attention other than home first aid. but you touch the blade. grab your fingers in your other hand and it take a few moments to open your hand to see what might fall out. I was back in the shop in 15 minutes and rather wide awake.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 02:06 AM

All I have to say is OUCH! For those reading, this could have prevented this in a number of ways: Use a push stick, use the guard, and better yet, use both. I am not speaking because I am righteous, I am speaking from experience. I took a worker to emergency after he had a kickback with a dado. it was only up a quarter inch, but it dragged his fingers into the now large opening at the front of the blade and promptly removed 3 fingers. It was not pleasurable sifting thru the sawdust in the cabinet below for his fingers. Never did find em. The dado blade acted live a blender.

Hope you feel better Roger, and thanks for the safety reminder. I applaud your forthrightness.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 02:07 AM


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#10 posted 01-14-2013 02:08 AM

You are Very Lucky that wasn’t a lot worse Roger…
Thanks for posting it, hopefully it will help us all be a little more cautious!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 02:11 AM

Roger consider yourself very lucky that will make your toes curl, glade the damage wasn’t worse

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#12 posted 01-14-2013 02:13 AM

Roger, u kent typ ennyway.
Unfortunately true that the little nicks may keep us from doing the big nicks.
Still having a little trouble playing the guitar more than a year after trying to tear my left index finger off with a trepan bit.
I’m a LOT more careful now (at least until yesterday when I blew up a bowl…posting later)
Stay sharp!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#13 posted 01-14-2013 02:31 AM

Damn Roger, I hate to hear this! I’m confused about how failing to tension your bandsaw and this accident are related. Or were you just pointing out that your brain wasn’t totally engaged at all that day? Hope you heal quick and BE MORE CAREFUL!!! That finger will be a sore reminder for a while.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 01-14-2013 02:38 AM

Wow Roger, glad all is good. I know these things can happen. Heal well my friend!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#15 posted 01-14-2013 02:51 AM

Oh Roger, I’m so sorry that you got nicked… and by your Table Saw 1/32 high w/ full dado!
I thought you were going to get cut from the BS blade! LOL

Doesn’t look too bad…

Clean it up good… douse it with antiseptic … and use band aids to pull the cut areas together as tight as you can get’em…

BUMMER… you will be OK…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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