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grosa

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585 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tip question tablesaw milling modern

I spent my whole life avoiding kick backs on a table saw and this guy makes one happen on purpose! DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7sRrC2Jpp4&feature=player_embedded

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#1 posted 585 days ago

Every time I see this video I get a chill up my spine and goose bumps.

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#2 posted 585 days ago

wow!thanks for sharing.that was scary seeing how close his finger came to the blade and how hard the board went into the blanket.

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#3 posted 585 days ago

I watched that video until he went to the close-up slo-mo on how close his hand came to the blade – I couldn’t watch that.

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#4 posted 585 days ago

scary stuff for sure,like you said I spent years avoiding kick back.

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#5 posted 585 days ago

It hurts just watching it, knowing what he is going to do before he even starts cutting!

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#6 posted 585 days ago

I watched that video a while ago, but it’s impact is still pretty strong.

At the job I just left none of the TS’s had splitters or guards, and they all had numerous mechanical issues as well. I had a piece kick back like he was showing and catch me in the stomach. It was hard enough that I had to take a couple of minutes and recompose myself.

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#7 posted 585 days ago

the guy doing the demo is a regular over @ woodnet and he posted this about a year or so ago over there. after my relatively minor 2 stitch encounter with a TS blade 8 years ago, i’ve never allowed my hands anywhere near as close as his came to that blade. his “after i changed my shorts…...” comment about sums it up.

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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 585 days ago

I calculated TS blade tip speed once and if I remember correctly, it’s about 100mph.

Kindly,

Lee

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#9 posted 585 days ago

Those push blocks he was using weren’t the right kind to use for a table saw either, he failed to mention that in his video, I custom built mine in which places my hand way above where his was and my pushers also have a drop down lip that rest up against the back edge of the board while pushing it to give it a no slip option also helps keep the board plum with the blade and the fence not allowing any turning what so ever.

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#10 posted 585 days ago

Yeah, I thought I read once it was about 104-105 mph. Trust me, from experience, its fast and hurts. I took a piece of quarter round I was ripping free (like an idiot) to the stomach. Huge bruise and a permanent imprint of quarter round on my stomach to remind me. Good lesson though.

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#11 posted 585 days ago

Yeah, at least that guy is smart enough to be aware that, that was the dumbest thing he’s ever done….”A lot of people out there right now calling me a idiot” Well add me to that list…...Idiot

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#12 posted 585 days ago

I just watched an episode of “woodsmith” on PBS…..guess what…..No rivving knife. Now, some dadoes were being cut, and I know theres that whole “safety devices moved for clarity” line, but there should of at least been some mention of the fact.

I have been a painful victim of kickback. I got a bruise on my stomach that lasted for a few months. Luckily my hands were nowhere near the blade…..btw….no rivving knife there either. :-S

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#13 posted 585 days ago

Thanks for sharing this. I have a splitter that mounts to my Zero Clearance insert. I’ve had it for nearly a year and it is still in the packaging.

Now I have a new project for the morning – thanks again.

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#14 posted 585 days ago

A friend went to the ER a few weeks ago from kickback. The wood got him. 31 stitches on the tops of his fingers. OUCH !

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#15 posted 585 days ago

That made my stomach hurt just watching it. You know the feeling, like watching as the twin towers fell or as the Challenger came apart.

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