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jamsomito

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02-26-2021 11:29 PM

I was cutting some hexagon pieces today and let the offcuts accumulate on the off-side of the blade. Figured they couldn’t do any harm over there. Whelp, I let one too many pile up and one managed to catch and shot back and hit my lower knuckle. Yowieee! The piece was small, but pointy – left a bruise and a puncture that bled pretty good. I’m not concerned but it did hurt and I won’t be doing that again!

Be safe out there!


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 02-26-2021 11:33 PM

Glad it wasn’t a serious injury, but it was a good lesson in safety. Thanks

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jamsomito

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#2 posted 02-26-2021 11:35 PM



Glad it wasn t a serious injury, but it was a good lesson in safety. Thanks

- ibewjon

Thanks. I have a healthy fear of the table saw so I’m usually really careful with my fingers. This is something I just didn’t think of!

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#3 posted 02-26-2021 11:47 PM

Oh I thought a cutoff hit you in the schnibbles!

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#4 posted 02-26-2021 11:47 PM



Oh I thought a cutoff hit you in the schnibbles!

- SMP

LOL that would be a lesson I wouldn’t forget! Hahaha.

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#5 posted 02-27-2021 12:52 AM

Invest in a dust brush and/or an air hose. Glad it wasn’t worse.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#6 posted 02-27-2021 02:04 PM

I had an even smaller piece kick back and literally mangle my thumb. Looked like hamburger and totally removed the nail. Never found where it went either.

I just had the one piece laying on the table and was reaching for the off switch. I didn’t see it happen but obviously vibrated over into the blade and launched at me. Freak accident and if I had been one second earlier or latter it would have missed me.

You were lucky and it is no joke! Leaving small pieces like that on the table is really a VERY bad idea.

-- Jeff Horton * Kudzu Craft skin boats* www.kudzucraft.com

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jamsomito

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#7 posted 02-27-2021 02:12 PM


I had an even smaller piece kick back and literally mangle my thumb. Looked like hamburger and totally removed the nail. Never found where it went either. I just had the one piece laying on the table and was reaching for the off switch. I didn t see it happen but obviously vibrated over into the blade and launched at me. Freak accident and if I had been one second earlier or latter it would have missed me.

You were lucky and it is no joke! Leaving small pieces like that on the table is really a VERY bad idea.

- Kudzupatch

Indeed. Thanks for sharing your story, and sorry you got hurt.

I changed my band-aid today and got it cleaned up again. It hurt so bad it woke me up last night. Might have bruised the bone.

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#8 posted 02-27-2021 03:59 PM

Yup, them small chunks are evil! I have a sled for cutting Segment bowl pieces that has a has a guide to move the cut off pieces away from the blade, makes me have to think where I put it? :) Hope you didn’t stain any wood with the Blood!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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