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Forum topic by Jim584 posted 11-18-2013 05:38 AM 873 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2013 05:38 AM

So, we had a series of severe thunder storms roll through here today and when the power went out I went out to my shop to clean up from the latest round of projects. As I was waxing my tablesaw top a branch from the nearest poplar tree decided to fall on my roof. It was more of a spear really, it punched a 6” hole right through the roof right over my tablesaw. The end stopped about a foot from my right eye. Imagine my surprise at seeing this coming at me, funny thing was what popped into my mind. A picture of Norm Abrams saying “you should always wear these, safety glasses” lol.

-- Just getting started.

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 03:23 PM


Good thing you had your “these, Safety Glasses” on ‘cause that would have left a mark. ;-)

Glad your not reporting that incident from the Emergency Room.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 04:24 PM

Jim, this is just another example of how dangerous table saws are. You should get rid of it. lol.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 04:34 PM

Politicians will move to eliminate trees for our safety. Just shows how on any given day. ..........

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-18-2013 10:56 PM

Dang good thing you are not a foot taller!!!

Cover that hole….
Don’t want rain water on your TS!!!

What will you be turning that poplar branch into???

Glad you are able to laugh…
& didn’t need an EMT!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 03:17 AM

Hole covered and patched up. The branch is already ash, we had alot of limbs come down and I had a little bonfire today. My poplar trees have a bunch of dead limbs from the drought and aphids last year, even had a few poplar trees die from it.

-- Just getting started.

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 04:54 AM

I wonder if you would have been safer with a SawStop?

-- Steve

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