|Forum topic by Gunny66||posted 09-01-2010 09:28 PM||1154 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-01-2010 09:28 PM
It has been a year since I went out to my shop, burned out from my job and stressed out about all the work needed to renovate my 90 year old house, and proceeded to mangle my left hand on my table saw. It was all my fault and I have corrected my behavior and mindset about personal responsibility for safety.
I do feel however that we are setting bad examples when we air all those woodworking, renovation and remodeling shows on TV showing no guards being used on table saws. Often times it’s announced that the “Guard removed for clarification”. We are visual human beings, if we see it we believe it. If all those experts can work with out safety guards then we can too. Please give yourself a chance and leave the damn guard on unless it’s absolutely necessary then put it back on. You don’t want a constant reminder of that day!!!
On the bright side I’m back in the shop doing what I love….............Safely.
-- John Madison Wi Be safe