First please note, I’m not trying to beat a dead horse here, however I am trying my very best to get every lumberjock to use a splitter, and much better one with anti kick back pawls.
Even though we all use the table saw all the time, and it never happened before, and we’re extremely sure of ourselves, just keep in mind it only takes once. It’s a chance not worth taking.
While looking around the internet I came across a video taken in a hospital Emergency Room.
The video is of a man brought in after a table saw kick back. IT IS VERY GRAPHIC.
If you are disturbed by such video, don’t watch it. Again, It is VERY GRAPHIC.
I did not watch the entire video, as I am disturbed by such images.
But I will put a link to it, so you can see what could happen, that one time.
It was shot by
MCPetruk who says;
“I shot this for “Trauma: Life in the E.R” The chunk of wood in this guy’s face came from tablesaw kickback”.
I hope I don’t offend anyone with this posting, but as woodworkers, we need to know!