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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-26-2018 12:23 AM

I tried to figure out what happened when I got hurt and one of the things that
I can be certain of is that I was about 18-20” to the left of the anticipated firing line.
so I am thinking that the smaller the chunk of wood, the easier it will be to become
pinched between the fence and the blade and be hurled out sideways quite a bit.
a longer straight board would probably come straight back from the blade.
of course, my issue came from using the saw without the splitter or kickback pawls. that was my bad.
I use a sled now and am still very nervous around all machines with sharp moving parts.
good luck to you and be alert always !!

Edit: yes, you are very correct:
“a board coming off a table saw will most likely be moving faster than I can swing a bat”
but – put that as: it will MOST DEFINITELY be moving faster than you can swing a bat !!


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