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TS injuries - please take this 5 second survey

by live4ever
posted 12-21-2011 12:49 AM


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#151 posted 12-22-2011 07:39 AM

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-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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#152 posted 12-22-2011 07:57 AM

20 +

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#153 posted 12-22-2011 09:51 AM

1

Uncle sawed his middle finger from fingertip through to second knucle before noticing something was amiss.

this incident affected me personally for twenty years. I think of it every time I hit the start switch on my TS.

Push handle ? – Check
Blade height ? – Check
Dry run will everything stay balanced after the cut? – Check
Measure twice? – Check
Common sense okay for the whole cut? – Check
Okay hit the start switch.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#154 posted 12-22-2011 10:36 AM

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-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#155 posted 12-22-2011 10:41 AM

0, thank goodness.

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#156 posted 12-22-2011 10:58 AM

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-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#157 posted 12-22-2011 01:14 PM

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-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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#158 posted 12-23-2011 04:58 PM

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-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#159 posted 12-23-2011 05:05 PM

Being in construction I have seen a lot. I would guess 10 to 15.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#160 posted 12-23-2011 05:28 PM

1, by a professional woodworker I know. Several fingers shortened-both hands got hit.

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#161 posted 12-23-2011 05:38 PM

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-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#162 posted 12-23-2011 05:40 PM

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#163 posted 12-23-2011 06:00 PM

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-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#164 posted 12-23-2011 06:01 PM

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-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#165 posted 12-23-2011 06:06 PM

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Thankfully.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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#166 posted 12-23-2011 06:09 PM

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-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#167 posted 12-23-2011 06:57 PM

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I know one guy that was seriously injured by a kick-back (he was cutting thin strips … one got caught between the blade and the fence. His right thumb and fore-arm will never be the same.).

I know another guy that lost the tips of the four fingers on one had in a jointer accident.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#168 posted 12-23-2011 10:09 PM

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-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#169 posted 12-24-2011 12:38 AM

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#170 posted 12-24-2011 12:52 AM

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#171 posted 12-24-2011 02:01 AM

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#172 posted 12-24-2011 06:30 AM

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-- Ryan

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#173 posted 12-24-2011 06:44 AM

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#174 posted 12-24-2011 06:50 AM

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-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#175 posted 12-24-2011 07:10 AM

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-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#176 posted 12-24-2011 02:22 PM

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#177 posted 12-24-2011 02:35 PM

1….not me :^)

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#178 posted 12-24-2011 02:46 PM

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#179 posted 12-24-2011 05:46 PM

Well, my previous answer was 2(see above). I mentioned your survey to #2(of 2 above) and he updated me. This has happened to him probably 6 times. EEEEk!!! The most recent was last week(looking at the fresh bandaid on his middle finger).

So(unfortunately) update my answer from 2 to 7.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#180 posted 12-24-2011 06:26 PM

New to the forum here…

I have been hit mostly by kick backs resulting from my own stupidity and not paying attention to what I am doing… No ER visits or anything just some real ugly brusies…....

The I tell some herioc story for sympathy….

-- Allen - Aurora....Il.....

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#181 posted 12-24-2011 06:47 PM

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-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#182 posted 12-24-2011 06:50 PM

3 and all 3 lost 3 digits…

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#183 posted 12-24-2011 06:51 PM

WELL… ARE YOU GOING TO TALLY THIS THING UP OR NOT?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#184 posted 12-24-2011 07:11 PM

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#186 posted 12-24-2011 10:48 PM

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-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#187 posted 12-24-2011 10:51 PM

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-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#188 posted 12-24-2011 11:32 PM

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-- Semper Fi

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#189 posted 12-25-2011 12:15 AM

1 – Not me, thank the good Lord.

A guy I know managed a severe kickback and it knocked him out cold while standing over the saw, and he fell on the blade. Really messed up his hand, wrist, and arm. Eventually got ~90% of his dexterity back.

Be careful out there!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#190 posted 12-25-2011 04:06 AM

table saw 1

power miter saw 4

me 0

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#191 posted 12-25-2011 05:08 AM

1 a neighbor who had no clue about safety

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#192 posted 12-25-2011 05:24 AM

2, not me, but my belly still remembers a nasty kickback incident.

-- Smitty

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#193 posted 12-25-2011 07:18 AM

1 for sure, he had it sewn back on thankfully. And 3 Sawstop brake engages, all for one other friend but no injuries.

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#194 posted 12-25-2011 08:11 AM

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-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#195 posted 12-25-2011 12:36 PM

1—fil

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#196 posted 12-25-2011 03:34 PM

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-- Dan Christensen "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." --PLATO

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#197 posted 12-25-2011 05:52 PM

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-- Gary Vondermuehll

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#198 posted 12-25-2011 06:42 PM

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-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#199 posted 12-26-2011 03:54 PM

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Myself being 1 …no blade guard

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#200 posted 12-26-2011 05:23 PM

2 3 fingers lost

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