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Face shield when using the table saw

by el_mustango
posted 02-15-2018 09:24 PM


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#51 posted 03-07-2018 06:31 PM

All he did was take a shortcut to the same end. It had the same effect.


That isn t technically kickback, but the point can be taken that the energy can still be delivered to a piece of wood.

- Dark_Lightning


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#52 posted 03-07-2018 07:12 PM

That’s funny right there:


That isn t technically kickback..

- Dark_Lightning

“A rose by any other name…”

It was offered in the context of humorous banter on how to effectively test the OP’s faceshield. Simply an amusing way of accelerating a hunk of dead tree to a velocity roughly approximating that achieved during an actual kickback, for the purposes of simulating a kickback so as to observe the potential effects of a actual kickback upon an actual faceshield.

So you are technically correct, that isn’t technically kickback. It may technically be not funny as well :)

Legal Disclaimer – no baseball bats, watermelons or Jugs machines were harmed during the composition of this post. The same cannot be said for the pumpkins.

-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#53 posted 03-07-2018 08:46 PM

Just saw a photo of Murphy testing “the” bullet proof vest. It suggests where “Murphy’s Law” came from.


That s funny right there:

That isn t technically kickback..

- Dark_Lightning

“A rose by any other name…”

It was offered in the context of humorous banter on how to effectively test the OP s faceshield. Simply an amusing way of accelerating a hunk of dead tree to a velocity roughly approximating that achieved during an actual kickback, for the purposes of simulating a kickback so as to observe the potential effects of a actual kickback upon an actual faceshield.

So you are technically correct, that isn t technically kickback. It may technically be not funny as well :)

Legal Disclaimer – no baseball bats, watermelons or Jugs machines were harmed during the composition of this post. The same cannot be said for the pumpkins.

- Jon Hobbs


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#54 posted 03-08-2018 02:38 AM

I did admit that the point was made. I have a very literal bent to my life. You humor mileage may vary.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#55 posted 03-08-2018 05:16 AM

I have that mask, and wear either goggles, or my safety glasses under it. Very comfortable to wear, and if I had to get hit in the face I would hope to have my goggles, and that face shield in place as opposed to just grinning.

That said if you are having kickback, there is a checklist for that a LOT more important than what you are wearing on your head, see below

Absolute must that you maintain your TS in proper alignment. Miter slots to blade, and to fence. Toe in of the fence toward the blade, or improper alignment of the blade to the slots will/can cause kickback if you are pinching the wood between the blade, and the fence. Likewise a splitter/pawls/riving knife/or table mounted splitter are a necessity, preferably an entire guard. After the board goes through the blade the splitter et al is between the sides of the cut, and keep the board from pinching closed on the blade. Both of those factors are causes of kickback.

Kickback is EASY to eliminate, it is never a stroke of luck, it is a planned use of protective measures to keep kickback from ever happening again. Kickback is not fun, it could be fatal, it is almost always injurious. Stop kickback.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#56 posted 03-08-2018 07:48 PM

Jon Hobbs – I will document it on video when I take a baseball bat (or 2×2) to it. That video you linked was pretty wild!

Kelly – thanks for sharing. I do have the grr-ripper and a good push shoe like you recommend. I was using the push shoe when I experienced the kickback, which is prob why I still have all my fingers.

Again, for those of you showing up late to the game, I have the blade aligned within 0.001 of the miter slots and the fence. Zero clearance throat plate with splitter has been installed. grr-riper or push “shoe” will be used. I’m really just looking for some extra protection.

-- I'm a simple man. I like pretty dark-haired women and breakfast food.

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#57 posted 03-08-2018 10:20 PM

A little imagination and one could suspend, from the ceiling, a 3/8” poly shield about 3’ long and “about” 20” wide (just wide enough to cover our front, but not interfere with reaching [comfortably] around). It’d be a fun experiment.

If it had just a little bow to it, it would deflect even better.

It might have Velcro on the end of 1/8” bungie to make it track you, or its position might be to move you out of the line of fire (John’s story aside).

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