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#1 posted 07-23-2012 02:20 PM

My dad always tells me, “it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when”. He is a very safe guy and has had his share of industrial accidents. He currently has all 10 digits, but some have spent a few hours on ice before being reattached.

Safety equipment and good judgement will minimize risk, but won’t eliminate it. A sawstop may nor remove your finger, but it can still send a board through your chest. I am far more scared of kickback on a table saw that I am of getting cut. Some of the best safety advice I got was in a motorcycle safety class. The message was the same – “You WILL fall at some point. What you do when you fall will dictate how badly you get hurt”. Keep your mind sharp all the time, and always have a “backout plan” should things go south.


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