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post #21 of 25 Old 08-27-2020, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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I made a jig similar to the one in the photo, works great to get that first straight rip.
I just realized you're in Chattanooga too! What are the chances you'd take on an apprentice for a day? This newbie could use some basic lessons in safety, tool identification and uses and miter cuts.
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I just realized you're in Chattanooga too! What are the chances you'd take on an apprentice for a day? This newbie could use some basic lessons in safety, tool identification and uses and miter cuts.
I would be glad to help you. Just PM me and let us know where you live and we can get a time frame to meet. We live in Look Out Valley about 1 1/2 miles off I-24

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I must be an anomaly, in my 15 years using a cheap ryobi table saw I don't think I've ever experienced kickback. Or if I have, I just held the wood so firmly in place it snapped the wood off instead of pushing back into me. I think I do recall a few times that's happened, I get a little jolt in the work piece and a chunk of wood breaks off. Maybe I've just been lucky so far?
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Luck is probably more than likely.
In almost 40 years of woodworking I have only had kick back a few times. Each time was unexplainable. Don't know what went wrong, so I can only guess. The most memorable time was a small block of wood that hit me dead center of my chest. For a few seconds, maybe a little longer. I couldn't breathe. The pain was pretty bad for a short while. Knowing I took a bad hit near my heart and not being able to breath was scary for a few moments.
A friend of mine took a hit from a small block - dead center of his forehead. As he was passing out, he realized that he was falling face first onto the blade. Luckily, he had the wherewithall and strength to push himself away from the blade before he passed out.
Sooooooooooo, it's not always about losing digits.

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In almost 40 years of woodworking I have only had kick back a few times. Each time was unexplainable. Don't know what went wrong, so I can only guess. The most memorable time was a small block of wood that hit me dead center of my chest. For a few seconds, maybe a little longer. I couldn't breathe. The pain was pretty bad for a short while. Knowing I took a bad hit near my heart and not being able to breath was scary for a few moments.
A friend of mine took a hit from a small block - dead center of his forehead. As he was passing out, he realized that he was falling face first onto the blade. Luckily, he had the wherewithall and strength to push himself away from the blade before he passed out.
Sooooooooooo, it's not always about losing digits.
Now that will stand the hair up on your neck, wow. I have been cut by a table saw and it wasn't the saw's fault. I have had a few kickbacks also. I have bogged the blade down dead stop on my 3 hp 220 Unisaw when I saw a kickback coming a time or two. Sorta like you can tell when you are stepping on a nail in a board and go to your knees instantly, to keep the nail from going into your foot. Done that several times. You just sense it after while but not always.

Most times you don't know it is a kickback until it is over though.

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