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Forum topic by panofish posted 11-23-2012 04:06 AM 1316 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 11-23-2012 04:44 AM

He’s definitely had less wine than I have had today.

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#2 posted 11-23-2012 05:02 AM

wow that’s crazy.

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#3 posted 11-23-2012 12:24 PM

I have to practice not making quick moves around saws. My instinct is to try to catch stuff like that, but I’ve trained myself to not grab. (Well, I still do, but hopefully less.)


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#4 posted 11-23-2012 01:16 PM

Sorry, I was bigtime wrong. Listened to it first with no sound. The blade was not turning, so kudos for the quick reflexes!!!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 11-23-2012 02:03 PM

I’m with “TeamTurpin” in that i try hard not to quickly try to catch items near a spinning blade. One time i dropped a piece of wood over the blade of a running tablesaw, if i tried to catch it my hand would have been in the blade.
What he did was pretty safe though with the guard on the miter saw, but where was his miter saw bench?

-- Joel

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#6 posted 11-23-2012 02:16 PM

This stuff is why I set up roller stands with my MS, just so that this does not happen. Not 100% on the shorter pieces but that reaching across the blade with your arm (expecting the guard to have worked every time) is not my cup of tea.

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#7 posted 11-23-2012 03:20 PM

Yep.. Doing something like this is just asking for trouble.. Yes, the blade is stopped, but he reacted so instinctually that this looks like a habit. Get some rollers or extensions before you lose something!

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#8 posted 11-23-2012 04:46 PM

Grasshopper is ready to leave the temple.

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#9 posted 11-23-2012 04:47 PM

Some would just call that a “knee jerk reaction”, but definitely a bad habit. I’m sure he didn’t take the time to see if the blade had stopped, the guard was in place, looked both ways before crossing in front of the blade before he instinctually grabbed for the other piece of wood.

A great video to remind us of some of the things we shouldn’t do and nobody go hurt in the actual filming of the video, but next time may not be so lucky.

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#10 posted 11-23-2012 09:06 PM

Whenever I drop something around a power tool, I actually jump back a bit. No telling what could happen.


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#11 posted 11-23-2012 09:44 PM

How many times would you have to drive somebody to the hospital before you decide not to reach like this around your own saw?

Once was enough for me.

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#12 posted 11-24-2012 01:43 PM

Pretty quick reflexes but the wrong move to make. When you use your hands for a living, you try to curb those actions. Do it a few times with something hot or really heavy, or bang your hands on something in the process and you start to learn. Machines have no respect for your hands.

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#13 posted 11-24-2012 02:53 PM

That he decided that that was cool enough to put on youtube makes me wonder if he is an accident just waiting to happen.

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#14 posted 11-24-2012 09:39 PM

That was great. I was in fear of an accident.

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