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Posted on days when you feel youre gonna get injured.

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 10:44 PM

Before I finished reading your post I was thinking of a reply advising you not to lift the arm of the saw until the blade stopped but you addressed it at the end.

My saw is the same way and when I have made cuts like that I am always a bit worried, especially if its a small piece. I always wait for the blade to stop before I lift the arm on those cuts. I have never been real worried about the blade hitting my hand but more about the blade kicking the wood at me after the cut.

As for the gloves as you all ready know you shouldn’t wear them when using the power saws. My garage shop has no heat and I have caught myself a few times this winter making cuts with my gloves on. Just a few days ago I was setting up my table saw to make a few cross cuts and I turned it on and before I made the cut I stopped and remembered to take my gloves off. I heard a horror story before about a guy getting his hand pulled into the blade because of the gloves. Its hard when its so cold but you just have to keep it in mind. I would much rather have cold hands then NO hands.

Most all woodworkers on here probably know this but its good to post stuff like this to keep us all in check. We all slip up and don’t think at times.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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