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Gatorjim

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654 days ago

This happend to me about an hour ago just posting it as a reminder. I have an old crafstman saw with no guards of any kind. Luckly only the wood suffered injury.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.


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smokey1945

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#1 posted 654 days ago

Well Gatorjim I’m glad there was no blood flow! Be careful my friend!

-- TheShadeTreeWW If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees

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#2 posted 654 days ago

Keep a sharp blade.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 654 days ago

I’ve seen that before. It seems to happen more w/ squarish pieces of wood. I try to never rip something unless it at least 2X’s longer than it is wide on the table saw. That is what band saws are for.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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teejk

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#4 posted 653 days ago

looks to be 1/4” plywood that you were in a hurry to cut on a saw set up to cut 3/4” material? just a guess (my small wound from about 10 days is healing nicely and the piece is buried backside in an access hole but it looked exactly like that!). That 1/4” stuff can fly like a kite.

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Gatorjim

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#5 posted 653 days ago

Teejk I should of added that its 5/8” oak lid for a box i was cutting 45’s on the edges. I was cutting the last edge when the leading edge sliped under the fence. I fixed the issue by putting a peice of 1/4” plywood on the top of the saw to raise the peice up some. I did make sure the plywood was clamped down good. One scare is enough for a day.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#6 posted 653 days ago

Good reminder gatorjim, I had a wake up call about a week ago myself, when kick back sent a three foot long piece of cherry into my gut still have the bruise. Can’t be too careful, gotta stay Sharp.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 653 days ago

After watching a video where an old pro was giving the tip putting a seven and a quater inch blade in his normally 10” saw.

The following advantages:
1. almost no kickback due to the fact that the back edge of the blade is much closer to the front.
2. very thin kerf saves on sawdust generated and wasted expensive wood.
3. the wood has almost no chance of closing up on the back (rising edge) of the blade.
4. Way less Amp draw on your motor.
5. Ultra thin kerf fine cut blades +/-$11.00

The dis-advantages :
1. Lack of he-man look to your saw, with that puny blade sitting there.
2. cannot do deep tennons.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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teejk

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#8 posted 653 days ago

gatorjim…5/8” material? I think I would check your fence to see it can be lowered towards the saw top (my delta unifence rides very close.

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#9 posted 653 days ago

Thanks for the reminder. Keep safe always.

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huff

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#10 posted 653 days ago

“Was” a pretty piece of Oak. Been there, done that! Glad you’re OK and thanks for the reminder.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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