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Forum topic by Knothead62 posted 10-15-2011 10:10 PM 1032 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2011 10:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: safety question eye protection hearing protection

I saw a video of Roy Underhill demonstrating the Sawstop with a piece of southern fried chicken. Interesting, to say the least. But, he didn’t have eye or hearing protection while the saw was running. Have I missed something here?

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 11:38 PM

I don’t think that I’ve ever seen him wear either one. Handtools aren’t dangerous, are they? – lol

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#2 posted 10-16-2011 04:43 AM

If the saw is just running without wood being cut they are not that loud, I don’t think hearing protection is required?

-- "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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#3 posted 10-16-2011 06:16 AM

Chicken don’t squawk a second time.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#4 posted 10-16-2011 07:21 AM

lol my work says you should wear hearing protection when using an impact driver… i never wear the damn things lol

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 07:34 AM

Probably an endorsement. Did you see a Colonel bucket lurking about in the background ? I’m surprised it worked what with all the seven herbs and spices working on the sensor(s).

Look for more of this in the future. If Vlassic signs on, I guess they’ll be guiding the old stork towards the blade (since Kosher Dills won’t stop the saw).

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#6 posted 10-17-2011 06:07 PM

He was using a piece of plywood as a platform to hold the chicken leg. You could hear the blade cutting the material. IMHO, not a good example.

maljr1980, what did you say? ;)

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#7 posted 10-17-2011 06:30 PM

Hearing protection? Huh?

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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