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David Craig

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 04:08 PM

I apologize for not being clear. Kind of a conceptual thing and I am not always the best at putting them into words. I will try and explain this a little better.

When people describe a near miss, they are usually talking about a moment of carelessness that didn’t result in a tragedy because they were lucky. Ooops, I left that ruler next to the saw blade, I turned my saw on and the ruler went flying by me, thank God no one was injured…

In my description, the non-event was binding of the wood (potential event) but because I had a splitter and hold downs in place, nothing happened. I was in control, the potential event of kickback did not occur (not a near miss because the board didn’t go flying and almost hit me). Not because I was lucky, but because I was using safety features in advance.

Does that make more sense?

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