Cut my palm on my TS this weekend glad I did NOT have a saw stop.

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Forum topic by agallant posted 03-28-2011 08:53 PM 2618 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2011 08:53 PM

my wife apparently lost the cat and was panicking looking for it(we don’t have children so she worries about the cat). I think what happened was when she was looking for the cat earlier in the day she went in to my shop and the cat snuck in there when she had the door open. Fast forward a few hours later I am in my shop, where I thought I had a clear understanding with my wife that she does not enter if she hears power tools but she barged in to the shop looking for the cat scaring me to death while I was on the table saw, startling the cat who was already hiding in there unknown to me. The cat jumped off of my wood shelf making a run for the door. I am operating a table saw startled by my wifes unannounced enterence and a cat playing ninja in my shop and my hand went in to the blade, I even had the guard on but I still managed to cut about 1/4 in to my palm.

I will tell you this, even though I thought I was doing all of the safety things right I am still really glad that I did not get the saw stop because….. Well I don’t know why, we never lost the cat and I never cut my self this weekend, I am just still waiting for the ‘I had an accident and am still glad I did not get the saw stop’ story to be posted here. Trying to imagine how the thread would go down.


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#1 posted 03-28-2011 09:06 PM


-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 09:12 PM

Glad your fine, but I dont think that thread will ever appear the way you evinsion it. true, people who just nick a finger may be glad they dont have to pay for a blade and a sawstop cartridge, but anyone with the injury you describe will be wishing they had a sawstop. our hands are the most important part of our body for continuing woodworking, and they are the most complex part of the body, extremely difficult to repair, and they almost never return to full strength and agility once the complex weave of tendons muscles and nerves is cut deeply.

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#3 posted 03-28-2011 09:15 PM

That is exactly my point. I am so sick of hearing the ‘only unsafe poeple buy saw stop’ or the ‘it is a solution for a problem that does not exist’ The point is accidents do happen, but there are people who refuse to accept that. I want to hear a real story from one of those people who got injured and were happy that they chose to not get one because they don’t accept the possibility of an accident..

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#4 posted 03-28-2011 09:22 PM

Let’s get real. There are two things people don’t like about SS: the price tag and the owner/inventor (or lawyers in general). Would I buy one if I had the money? No, but that’s me, I’d use it (cash) somewhere else. Do I think owners of SS are accident prone or foolish with their money? No, absolutely not. It’s yours, spend it wherever.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 03-28-2011 09:38 PM

Wait, so none of this happened?

And I thought you DO have a SS.

You just wanted to start a SS discussion for the fun of it? Are you that sadistic? LOL.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#6 posted 03-28-2011 11:16 PM

Thanks for wasting my time.

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 12:40 AM

Good thing you don’t have a SS. When you run that cat thru it you would have to buy another blade and brake :-).
I too have made it quite clear to my wife not to sneak up on me while I’m using the tablesaw. I explained to her I am concentrating on what I’m doing and it could be very very nasty if I was startled.
Glad it wasn’t so serious.

-- Life is good.

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 02:15 AM

My cats have always been fascinated with the cool hideout under the table top where the blade is. Imagine a poor little thing, whose tail comes into contact with the spinning blade! Where does that blade go, but totally under the surface of the saw…not a good thing….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 02:20 AM

Ummm…..OK…..Do you really have a wife and cat or are they make believe too? ;~)

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

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 02:22 AM

Thanks Gary. That made this thread worth reading.

-- Mel,

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 02:26 AM

Ohhhhh… I get it!! today I cut my oak, and my aspen on my table saw, only a lot deeper than 1/4 inch. How well does that saw work on ‘palm’ wood?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 03-29-2011 02:36 AM

Not a good move AG…....... Did this stuff actually happen or not?.... IF NOT, all this thread will be good for is stirring up CRAP. Explain, and I’ll say I’m sorry….........
- JJ

Edit: I re-read. You should not have posted something like this. Only serves to cause trouble. Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t see anything positive coming from a thread like this.

Edit Again…...... Do you even own a table saw?

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#13 posted 03-29-2011 02:44 AM

And this is a new post…............... straight from AG’s home page.

So for the hell of it I looked at what I could get at grizzilie for the same price as the 3hp sawstop I ordered. I am kinda tempted to back out and get the following for about the same price.

G0458 – 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander
G0715P – 10” Hybrid Tablesaw with Riving Knife, Polar Bear Series
G0675 – 10” Jointer/Planer Combo

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#14 posted 03-29-2011 02:50 AM

Here’s what I wear in the shop…and a mouth guard.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#15 posted 03-29-2011 03:35 AM

1. I did not hurt myself
2. I do have a wife two cats and three chickens.
3. I was trying to prove a point, I got blasted eariler today in a thread about how saw stops are unnecessary and a solution to a problem that does not exist so I was wondering what a ‘I got hurt and am glad that I did not buy a sawstop’ thread would look like.
4. Yes I was contemplating getting a bunch of Grizzly stuff instead but I decided not to(that was like two months ago, im not sure if it still qualifies as a ‘new post’). I felt that the sawstop was the right choice for me, I cant speak of what the right choice for others is.

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