As others have said: FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS! Sorry to hear you've injured yourself on a power tool again. I'm lucky in that mine are with hand tools (chisels, hammers, screwdrivers, knives). When I purchased my band saw, the first thing I did was paint the upper guide holder bright red with some of SWMBO's cast off nail polish. The band saw is so quiet when running (compared to a table saw), it's easy to forget it's actually running. The throat plates of my table saw are bright red also, but sometimes they are obscured by the work piece. The only real power tool injury I've had is to let a spinning router bit hack the cord of the router while it was spinning down. I've done this twice. Soft start routers are nice, but they don't stop spinning any quicker.
Many years ago, I was an intern at a large engineering company and one day one of the lead engineers came in with his hand swathed in bandages. For hours he refused to tell anyone how it got injured, but the truth eventually came out. He was holding a 2x4 in his hand and attempting to drill a hole in it thinking he could stop before holing his hand.
I've gone out to find myself. If I return before I get back, have me wait for me.
"Sawdust is Man Glitter"
Last edited by Jim Frye; 04-29-2018 at 08:24 PM.
Reason: Added blather