OOPS kickback (Time for a riving knife?).
I think the purpleheart was too short, and too slippery. The pushstick moved as the wood cleared the blade. As usual there was the splitsecond “uhoh that’s not good” in my head and the next thing I knew I was clutching a hand I couldn’t feel and counting fingers. I figger if I wasn’t in the right stance I’d have a broken face or chest instead of a smashed fluorescent light (Darn lights are expensive though…naah, better this way). Big bruise on my bicep too.
I think I’m gong to put some rubber on the bottom of the pushsticks and no more cutting shorts. I’m seriously considering spending the $700 and installing the riving knife on my general 650. Anyone have any experience installing it? I guess I should do it while I’ve still got the fingers to turn the nuts and bolts.
Well, gotta go put more ice on the hand, looks kinda like Mickey Mouse now. Left handed typing’s a bugger!