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    Default Re: had to get this off my chest

    I've seen worse. I've done worse. This is not really such a big deal. How you work has a huge amount to do with your personal comfort levels combined with your level of skill and your familiarity with your equipment. If you think this is bad, you should try working on a construction site or in a mine stope underground......

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    Take a closer look at the guy... guaranteed he's got Abs of Steel!!! No kickback is going to hurt him!

    The only knick I have taken was while reaching for my pushstick, I grazed the TS blade. If I hadn't tried to be safe, I never would have gotten hurt. Now, I don't use a push stick, no fence, keep the lights off, and only use wet wood with nails in it.
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."

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    I can't believe someone started a thread about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max In Sudbury View Post
    The only knick I have taken was while reaching for my pushstick, I grazed the TS blade. If I hadn't tried to be safe, I never would have gotten hurt.
    C'mon Max .... admit it .... if you'd really tried hard to be safe you wouldn't have been rolling a cigarette with the other hand while you reached for the push stick.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bartley View Post
    C'mon Max .... admit it .... if you'd really tried hard to be safe you wouldn't have been rolling a cigarette with the other hand while you reached for the push stick.....

    cheers

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    No, the worst part was that I spilled my beer when I knicked my finger. Looking back, I should have turned the saw off before I licked the beer of the saw top... that was just stupid dangerous!
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."

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    Steven, this is the type of push stick I use on the table saw. It even doubles as a jointer push stick with narrower stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Brown View Post
    Steven, this is the type of push stick I use on the table saw. It even doubles as a jointer push stick with narrower stock.
    Rob, it would also triple as a kids toy rabbit.

    Nice design though, I think I shall plagiarize.
    Looks like a good way to use up some of my 1/2" BB scraps.
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    Why do you say that? I think the main gist of the post was the OP thought it was an unsafe practice. By posting and encouraging some discussion, someone just starting out may learn a safer way of doing what is an everyday task on the table saw. I don't see it as a big deal, each of us will work to their own comfort level, but a beginner may save himself some grief, by preventing an accident.
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    Your posting on injuries vs self taught or "professionally trained" is an excellent question and I don't think I have ever read a study on the topic. It may have more to do with how cautious one person is inately rather than by training. I've met some PhD's whom I thought were idiots with no understanding of the practicalities of constructing the project of which they were considered experts.

    I've been doing woodworking for 40 years, still have all ten fingers, don't use a splitter or guard and can remember only a couple of instances of kickback on 8/4 and 12/4 stock in much longer lengths. I stood off to the side. Drywall can be patched.

    A good posting and worthy of further discussion.

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