Yes I was careless and in a hurry and had been up since 2:30am and had just taken the guard off two days ago to rip some 3” stock and failed to put it back on the tablesaw.. I was pushing through a piece of Purpleheart and reached over the piece to pull it on through and it pulled my right hand into the blade. I lost the end of my right ring finger, and it took a good bite out of my middle finger. It”s about 8:30am and my wife is trying to get hold of a hand surgeon because It also fractured the bone, so I need surgery too. S0 just a warning to all, I’ve been using a tablesaw for 30 years without a scratch. All it takes is a lapse in judgement for a second and it’s got you. This happened yesterday about 1:30pm and we got home from the ER at 6pm last night. Not how me or my wife wanted to spend the Holidays. I was starting to make cutting boards for XMAS presents!!!! Damnit!!!!! Yes I am pissed and sorry and it should not have happened.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -