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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 02-13-2017 12:41 PM 2766 views 0 times favorited 49 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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02-13-2017 12:41 PM

Here’s the scenario: I’m milling up some boards and I happened to leave my jointer running. I’ve got my ear muffs on, the planer and DC are running, too.

I had just ripped a board to width on the TS and went back to the jointer to final rejoint the face prior to final planing and want to move the fence to adjust the width of cut to maximum for this board.

ONLY TO FIND the cutterhead spinning as I pulled the guard back!!! Wow and I was starting to reach down with my hand.

With the muffs on, the big planer running and the DC running, I simply had no idea the jointer was running because it is so quiet and so smooth.

I partly attribute this to rushing because I ran out to the shop for an hour before heading to work.

So this is a reminder to all =

1) don’t be in a hurry around your machines
2) turn off your machines when not in use

(DUH).

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 12:56 PM

Good reminder…...we all are guilty of being tired or in a hurry…...these reminders serve a wonderful purpose. Thanks for sharing.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Kelly

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 05:11 PM

I run into that problem with the lathe an such when I have muffs on. Until I get off my butt and finish installing the two hundred amp service, I’m running off sixty amps. Several times, I’ve found I left, for example, one of the small collectors and the oscillating sander running while over on the sanding station and the big collector.

I’ve done that once with the jointer and a few times with the band saw.

I guess I need to make myself a rule that I MUST take my muffs off at each machine, or get crappier muffs.

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DirtyMike

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 05:27 PM

How about some lower Db rated hearing protection? I was telling my buddy last night that i sometimes do very dangerous things while wearing ear protection. The constant drone and hums from machines is the noise that gets you in a wood shop.

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jbay

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 06:37 PM

I get into the shop and turn everything on, that way I don’t have to think about it. Just walk up and use it , walk away…
Used to blow a lot of breakers but I replaced them all with 60ampers and besides running a little hot they don’t break anymore.

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William Shelley

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 06:41 PM



I get into the shop and turn everything on, that way I don t have to think about it. Just walk up and use it , walk away…
Used to blow a lot of breakers but I replaced them all with 60ampers and besides running a little hot they don t break anymore.

- jbay

I seriously hope this is a joke. If it’s not, this is possibly the worst advice I’ve seen on this website, and a good recipe for an electrical fire.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 06:58 PM



I get into the shop and turn everything on, that way I don t have to think about it. Just walk up and use it , walk away…
Used to blow a lot of breakers but I replaced them all with 60ampers and besides running a little hot they don t break anymore.
- jbay

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I seriously hope this is a joke. If it s not, this is possibly the worst advice I ve seen on this website, and a good recipe for an electrical fire.
- William Shelley

Looks like jBay, and his “input” has been removed in totality. Maybe we can all now breathe a bit easier.

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

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William Shelley

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 07:07 PM

Just an idea but it would be interesting to add bright LED indicator lights or strips to tools that came on when the tool was operating. Would be very easy to tell what was running just by looking around the shop.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#8 posted 02-13-2017 07:18 PM

One of the hazards of hearing protection I’m afraid. It makes us less aware of our surroundings. My kids have noise cancelling headphones, that are the worst. I guess I would qualify as “noise” because they can never hear me when I talk to them.

Good advise to turn the tool off when you walk away. I think the jointer would be the most stealthy in this regard. It has a quiet hum, and a spinning cutterhead looks very similar to a stationary one.

Even though I always turn tools off when I move to another station, I have gotten in the habit of looking for the teeth and details of the blade before I go near it. That, and I unplug the tool before blade changes or maintenance. Even on my Sawstop, I unplug before swapping blades.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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jbay

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#9 posted 02-13-2017 08:03 PM

Really? How could anybody think it’s not humor?

Mike, sorry, still here :>/ (get back on the breathing machine)

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Rick M

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#10 posted 02-13-2017 08:04 PM

Nothing is safe if you aren’t mindful while doing it. When I bought my first motorcycle and old fella told me to ride like a crash was inevitable. I took his advice and to this day, every time I swing a leg over a bike I think this could be my last ride.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 02-13-2017 08:42 PM



Really? How could anybody think it s not humor?

- jbay

I got the humor….

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TheFridge

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#12 posted 02-13-2017 08:57 PM

I learned my lesson on dirt bikes.

Actually leaving your machines running is better for the machine. I’ll leave the saw on but that’s about it. Mainly cuz I have jointer and saw on same circuit and it’ll usually trip.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 02-13-2017 08:59 PM



I get into the shop and turn everything on, that way I don t have to think about it. Just walk up and use it , walk away…
Used to blow a lot of breakers but I replaced them all with 60ampers and besides running a little hot they don t break anymore.

- jbay

lulz

-- -Dan

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William Shelley

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#14 posted 02-13-2017 09:12 PM



Really? How could anybody think it s not humor?

Mike, sorry, still here :>/ (get back on the breathing machine)

- jbay

Advocating replacing breakers with higher amperage to avoid trips is never going to get a smile from me. The vast majority of people are novices with electrical work and would believe you at face value, and subsequently burn their house or shop down from an electrical fire.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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jbay

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#15 posted 02-13-2017 10:39 PM

Good thing I didn’t tell them I run a sub panel off an extension cord that plugs into my dryer outlet.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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