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Forum topic by MrRon posted 05-30-2014 11:26 PM 1252 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2014 11:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I came across this video and thought it would be good for all to watch.

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 11:35 PM

I think this made the rounds a while ago. Still lucky though:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 12:18 AM

Good video. I always use the riving knife, but I will confess that I do not use the blade guard. The thing just makes it too hard to do the kind of narrow cuts I sometimes need to do. I suppose I should stick to using my band saw for that kind of work. I will note that after doing a lot of cutting I still have not had a board snag that way, probably because of the riving knife. Instead of using the push handles like he did (which I do use when operating the jointer/planer), I instead use a long, and stiff push stick. I also stand well to the side of the blade, so that if a piece did slam straight back it would miss me.

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 12:33 AM

I’ve seen that before and he got really lucky. I’ve had one kickback because I had taken my riving knife out for some reason and forgot to put it back, Was a small piece of wood and was using push sticks, scary crap and hurt like crap, if i were a few inches taller i might of had to go to the hospital due to the delicate area it would have hit.

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#4 posted 05-31-2014 12:44 AM

I couldn’t believe how close a call that was for his finger. Good video, and should be required watching for every table saw owner.

Table saws scare the crap out of me, and that’s a good thing. It makes me careful.

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 06:59 AM

Remember One Thing People. He did this ON PURPOSE!

I’ve been using Table Saws for 15 Years Now. NEVER a KICKBACK. Yes. I always use a Riving Knife. I think that’s Key to No Kickbacks.

I also am not SCARED of Table Saws but I do RESPECT them for what they are and what they can do if your NOT Careful.

If you really do get all tied up in knots (Scared, Fear ETC.) every time you use a Table Saw, You’ve already lost half of the Battle.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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