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Kurtflys1274

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192 days ago

Guys , last weekend when I was using my table saw I had an accident with my table saw that I think that anyone using this table saw should know about. I was using my crosscut sled to make about ten 6 inch cuts . On the third cut I was pulling the sled back toward me to set up for the next cut. The sled pulled the throat plate out of the slot that it sits in and contacted the blade. I must have had the throat plate set a little too high and this must have been why it caught on the sled. The blade then exploded and metal carbide was flying everywhere and several pieces struck me in my eye. Like a dumba$$ I did not have any safety glasses on at that time of the accident. I now have had two eye surgeries to get the metal out of my eye. I am not able to see out of this eye and the doctors do not know if I will ever be able to see again out of this eye. I will try to post pictures tomorrow as I can not look at a computer very long. I just wanted you guys to know about this problem so you can please take a look at your saw and please make sure this does not happen to you . Thanks for reading !!

P.S. Always wear your safety glasses even if you are just making a few quick cuts!


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TravisH

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#1 posted 192 days ago

First sorry to hear about your accident and hope vision is regained in your eye. Thanks for the reminder on the safety glasses. I have some in my shop but don’t always use them.

I do have a few questions as I am having difficulty on seeing how this can happen. Maybe something can be avoided by others. How is your sled designed? Did you push the sled past the throat plate during the cut? My cross cut sleds covers the throat plate at all times as my sled is basically the size of the table top. I would have to push the sled way past the blade to clear the throat plate. Did you have a screw or plywood delamination, etc… that could catch the throat plate to lift it? Was it the throat plate or did you manage to lift the sled up from the miter slot and twist into the blade?

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 192 days ago

I am very sorry to hear about your accident, and I hope that you do recover. Humans have a way of beating the odds. Dont give up. Thank you as well for the good advice. No power saws of any kind without eyes and hearing, its a rule in my shop.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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camps764

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#3 posted 192 days ago

Sorry to hear about the accident, thank you for the reminder….I need to be more mindful about wearing my safety glasses….I’m particularly bad about “just a few cuts”

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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The Box Whisperer

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#4 posted 192 days ago

Humans also have a way of developing habits, its automatic for me, even with the jig saw. Same for the air tools. I dont even think about it anymore I just reach for the right stuff. I keep a few pairs around the shop.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Paul

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#5 posted 192 days ago

Terribly sorry to hear about your accident!

Very new to this forum. 100% self taught. my clear safety glasses are the first thing I put on when I walk into my shop. I wear them through out the day even when walking upstairs from my basement shop outside to have a smoke “yes even more of a safety risk”

I make my sleds miter rails about 1/64” shallow of the miter slots on my TS so the bottom of the sled actually rides on top of the top of the saw top and my zero clearance insert. I make my ZC inserts out of hard woods flush to the top of the table.

Is there any advantage or using any metal OEM throat plate provided by your saws manufacturer that I’m not aware of?

PLK

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Dez

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#6 posted 191 days ago

Sounds like the bearings/alignment of the blade went TI. !?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Kurtflys1274

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#7 posted 191 days ago

I have add photos so you guys can see what happened . thanks for the remarks

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poopiekat

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#8 posted 191 days ago

I use only wood or Lexan table saw inserts. This is why.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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bullhead1

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#9 posted 191 days ago

I have the Shopfox model of this saw and will be looking at the alignment of the insert. Sorry about your accident and thanks for the heads up. I am now searching for my safety glasses and will start wearing them.

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7Footer

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#10 posted 191 days ago

Wow so sorry to hear about your accident.. Eye injuries scare the hell out of me, I don’t even like standing downwind from my table saw, but I definitely always wear glasses. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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CharlesA

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#11 posted 191 days ago

So sorry for the injury. ouch.

I, too, would be interested in further reflections on how this happened. I use my crosscut sled all the time, and I can’t imagine how this would happen to me, but I don’t want to be unaware of my own safety hazard.

I only use the stock metal insert when I do angled cuts.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Ron10

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#12 posted 191 days ago

Sorry to hear about your accident and hope you a speedy recovery. It is simply a fact that we all sometimes work in our shops without taking the safety precautions that we know we should. I have posted some information on what we all need to do to keep ourselves and others safe in our shops. You can access it here. If anyone has any to add please do. I think everyone will benefit.

-- http://www.betterwoodworkingplans.com/

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Pdub

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#13 posted 191 days ago

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you have a full recovery. I have this same saw and a similiar sled. I will have to check mine to ensure it doesn’t happen to me and get better about my glasses. Thanks for the heads up!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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crank49

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#14 posted 191 days ago

Sorry about your accident.
I always wear my safety glasses because I can’t see a thing without them; guess I’m lucky in a way.
Prayers going out for your speedy recovery.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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Kurtflys1274

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#15 posted 191 days ago

Thank you all for the responses that you have Gavin me , I just know that I would not want anyone to go though what I have had to go though if I could just step up and tell my story hopefully will just help one person not have to go through this .

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