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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 07-01-2019 04:56 AM 765 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-01-2019 04:56 AM

Or I sure glad I have jointer and a planer. Your opinion may vary and that’s OK>

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#1 posted 07-01-2019 08:26 AM

At 4:50 did he really say, As crazy as it sounds, another way to stop kick back is to use a less powerful saw? As he’s saying it, you can watch the board bobbing up and down. There do NOT seem to be any warning bells going off as he fights to get control. I’m thinking it is very likely he has never seen the video saying, Ok today we are going to check our TS to see if it is cutting straight, in relation to the fence, and or miter slot. So much easier to say Maple has compression, whatever he said….... Blame it on the wood, certainly not how he is doing anything.

Yep I am really sure I am glad I have a jointer, and a planer. Plus some knowledge of prepping rough stock. Most of the comments are refreshing, they know when they are watching a train go by, that just hasn’t wrecked yet. I’ve seen this guy before, and this wasn’t just a bad day, pretty normal behavior from him.

Unfortunately the thing is, someone somewhere is “learning” how to do woodworking from this guy. So sad.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 07-01-2019 11:31 AM

This guy is going to end up another statistic pushing us closer to not being able to buy a table saw without some kind of blade brake.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 07-01-2019 12:46 PM

I made it a few minutes in. Painful to watch. I puckered up when that board pinched and he’s just calm and collected talking about how we don’t need a riving knife. Or a jointer. Pffft

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#4 posted 07-01-2019 01:07 PM

This doesn’t have anything to do with planer/jointer. I don’t have either and still think this guy is a moron.

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#5 posted 07-01-2019 01:40 PM

Yeah, this guy shouldn’t be making videos.
Feel sorry for all the commenter’s congratulating him for the great video. Wonder how many still have their digits.

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#6 posted 07-01-2019 03:07 PM

Yeah, this guy shouldn t be making videos.
Feel sorry for all the commenter s congratulating him for the great video. Wonder how many still have their digits.

- LeeRoyMan

or have actually used a tablesaw since high school.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#7 posted 07-01-2019 03:26 PM

wow i sure hope no ones taking any of his instruction seriously,it’s only a matter of time before that guy needs the E R.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 07-01-2019 05:58 PM

I lost it when he threw the socket wrench into the drawer.

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#9 posted 07-01-2019 09:09 PM

Yeah he always pops up on top you tube woodworking channels. Crazy to see what so many find as being good woodworkers. I watched a few of his videos and moved on as seemed a fairly common underlying message.

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#10 posted 07-01-2019 09:10 PM

Less powerful saw. LMFAO

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#11 posted 07-01-2019 09:45 PM

I thought I heard him say he was using a advanced technique.
You tube is full of bad teachers he’s right up there .
His messy work space says it all

-- Aj

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#12 posted 07-01-2019 10:04 PM

I have never seen anyone use a feather board past the blade. The socket wrench tossed into the drawer immediately told me he has no respect for tools. The sad part is people will watch him and try to duplicate it ending up with a kick back or worse, an injury. This guy is dangerous and should be banned from you tube. I have done some pretty dumb things in my life, but I don’t advocate them on you tube.

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#13 posted 07-02-2019 12:19 AM

He is a smart fellow, but not a safe fellow and certainly not a woodworker. I have watched many of his videos and some have some real interesting builds, but he generally fails on the safety portion.

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#14 posted 07-02-2019 01:03 AM

Wow, that has to be one of the most dangerous displays of table saw use I have seen in a long time. This is exactly why I don’t watch YouTube Woodworking videos. What a moron. I’ll stick with my jointer and planer, thank you.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#15 posted 07-02-2019 06:18 AM

Video aside, rarely have I seen work as clean and joinery as tight as John Heisz’ stuff. Dude can woodwork.

-- Rick M,

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