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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 05:31 PM

The other day I used the router to trim some zero clearance blanks for the tablesaw, so I threw on an old, cheap bit. After the third insert, I looked in the saw dust pile I generated and there was a glowing ember making a little smoke. Of course, I doused it. But I was thinking what might have happened if I ran my DC on it…

Lots of ways yo get yourself into trouble in the shop.

As for tools, never minded the jointer much and my miter saw seems very safe (all the more reason to be alert). The router makes me think I’ll get a finger wedged between the bit and the fence, especially on small pieces. Sometime I feel like the band saw blade might break and slice me in half, but that comes from watching too many bad movies. Drill press? Nah. But the table saw is the one I fear most, and consequently, I have a constant thought about safety when around it. Ironically, I have more confidence in my Unisaw than the Craftsman Benchtop saw before it.

Something about good tools makes me more confident.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com


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