New Delta Unisaw 5 hp table saw $3000
New Jet 18” 3 hp bandsaw $1700
New Jet 8” Jointer with Helical Head $1700
Trip to the emergency room “Priceless”
Hi folks, after retiring about two years ago, and after procrastinating the entire time, I decided to set up the woodworking shop that I always wanted. With the wifes blessing I ordered everything I needed and as each arrived I carefully uncrated, move to location, and began the tedious task of seting up and fine tuning the tool.
Having my shop set up roughly how I wanted it, I decided my first project was going to be an assembly table with a torsion box top designed by Marc Spagnolo. Having the materials for the top on hand for the top, I needed to true up some 2×4’s to build it on. This is were my day takes a turn for the worse.
I though I was as safety conscience a woodworker there was. But it wasn’t enough. What I learned was that my new jointer, now named “JAWS” can chew up a finger faster than Elvis could consume a peanut butter banana sandwich.
I consider my self lucky, I only lost about a half a fingernail worth from one finger. The trip to the ER, courtesy of one panicked wife was an ordeal in itself. Having sat in one ER waiting room for 45 minutes with not so much as hint of anyone even caring about my condition. No triage, no nothing. And there was only one other in the waiting room. I left and went to another hospital and was seen in about 5 minutes. With a new bandage, some good drugs it was back to the house for a double scotch and a fine cigar.
My new safety poster.
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