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carver1942

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05-29-2014 01:02 PM

When I saw this I just couldn’t believe it!! Talk about unsafe. If this guy keeps this up he’s not going to have fingers to play any instrument. Watch this how to video and take note at 4:40 minutes into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u1TKJOgocA

Ed


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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 01:22 PM

Wahhhhhh!
Bill

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 03:17 PM

Ed – the sad thing is that you see this kind of stuff on YOUTUBE all the time. Most of the time they turn off the comments so you can’t call them on it.

I know you don’t do this stuff on your new saw.

Terry

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 03:27 PM

I put my fingers that close to the blade all the time, but I certainly don’t recommend anybody else do it. He knows where the blade is and where his fingers are.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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shipwright

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 03:42 PM

+1 what Tedster said.
This guy is not a novice and he can still count to ten.

Safety is in the software (the operator) not in the hardware ( the saw guards etc.)

There are many of us who do things on a regular basis that we would not recommend to others but we are comfortable with our experience and knowledge of what we are doing.

Please don’t be too quick to judge.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 03:42 PM

Watching things like this just makes me cringe.

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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Iwud4u

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 03:57 PM

What happened? I didn’t see where the problem was.
Definitely not for Amateurs. LOL (there’s always one in the group)

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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thetinman

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 04:09 PM

My issue is not what he did – in the privacy of his own home so to speak. He did it as a how-to video. I could even accept it if he made a statement about how he was a professional – don’t try this at home. After all we all know that the blade guard was only removed for the camera. Otherwise we all use it all the time.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 04:24 PM

Nothing wrong with what he did?!
Are you kidding me?

No fence, no splitter, no push stick, no guards….

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 06:50 PM

There are many of us who do things on a regular basis that we would not recommend to others but we are comfortable with our experience and knowledge of what we are doing.

Please don’t be too quick to judge.

+10

thetinman, I totally understand what you are saying.

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 09:35 PM

Riding a bicycle without a helmet is more dangerous that what we saw in that video, and something else I do all the time. But in all fairness I have to admit I would not attempt that cut if, say, I had the hick-ups.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Underdog

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#11 posted 05-30-2014 02:44 AM

To say I’m shocked that many of you make that kind of cut routinely is an understatement. At the VERY least you should use a fence…

Are you people frickin’ crazy?

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 05-30-2014 02:52 AM

The fingers close to the blade, for an experienced operator…maybe not that big of deal. Doing it while ripping a board without a fence seems a bit hazardous, to me. But hey, they are his fingers.

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#13 posted 05-30-2014 03:04 AM

I tend to agree with underdog. Especially the second cut closer to the 4:55 mark. I WOULD NEVER have my fingers and hands that close to the blade. No guard, no splitter, no fence, no push stick, nada. Safety 101.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#14 posted 05-30-2014 03:06 AM

Seems to me that ripping without the rip fence is what would be troubling for me. If when ripping without a rip fence the work piece shifts left or right or gets out of alignment with the blade it can pinch the blade and start to kick back, that would be when things could get uneasy. I would say there are times myself, along with many others might rip wood and have our fingers a bit closer to the blade than should be. In our shop we cut ourselves some simple push blocks from wood so there really is no reason to get the fingers too close to the blade with scrap push blocks near by.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Nik

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#15 posted 05-30-2014 03:10 AM

Underdog -rock on. I would not make that cut like he did either, and I have the SawStop (suppose it didn’t work).
Those more experienced than I may choose to make that cut. Maybe they know something I don’t. The great thing is – it’s their fingers.

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