|Forum topic by ChunkyC||posted 01-23-2010 11:39 PM||7879 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
01-23-2010 11:39 PM
Well I had the bajesus scared out of me today in the shop. I was making drawer pulls from a long piece of stock that I shaped to suit and was cutting them to length at a 20 degree miter. I was down to about 5-6 inch piece left and was cutting the last one when the saw picked it up tossed it about the shop.
Here was the steps that I was taking to cutting the pulls the length:
Was cutting the 20 degree miter on one end – step 2, holding the stock against the fence with one hand. I was using the saw in a “chopping” motion verses using the sliding feature of the saw when it happened.
Now I’ve had the miter saw toss pieces about the shop when they get trapped between the blade and a stop block when you raise the saw without waiting for it stop. Actually I think I do this way to often, lol but having the saw yank a piece out of my hand and toss it about 3 walls and the ceiling was a first that I can remember. Something that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon either!
Any thoughts on what I was doing wrong? The good thing is that the CSMS kicks back away from you.
As always, thanks for your help.
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