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Thread: Im sure I never have to remind anyone to wear safety glasses, all the time!

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    Im sure I never have to remind anyone to wear safety glasses, all the time!

    In a 20th of a second, I dropped a 15 inch piece of wood today onto the blade, and it shot up at my face like a rocket.
    My right hand, not that I had time to block it, but was up, high and back of the blade, caught an edge, and the top edge smashed into my safety glasses(right smack on the right eye) Ive been wearing constantly since my prescription safety wear is put away for now.

    I cannot begin to tell anyone how shocked I was that I dropped a piece of wood with my left hand, being so ultra careful when Im on that machine.
    I was so shook up, I shut the machine, and decided at 2 today, Id had enough for the day, time to clean up and leave.

    Again, I cannot begin to express how quickly it all happenned.

    Less time than to blink an eye, that wood hit me
    , I know all here know the dangers, but the speed at which it took place was remarkable to me. Like pulling a trigger on a gun.

    Heres what I cut, that piece is how the blade caught it.
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    Scary title, I was afraid to read.
    Glad all is well, except for the britches.
    Really, glad all is well. And, congratulations for taking proper precautions.

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    Glad your ok other then the warm feeling down stairs. was it a ts or router table?

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    When these things happen, one really appreciates having the good habit of wearing safety equipment.

    I'm glad that it worked so well for you.
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    table saw.

    Im more angry at myself than anything else.

    There is absolutely no room for error.

    I never even saw it coming.

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    "I never even saw it coming."
    Somebody here once calculated the speed that a table saw kicks back a hunk of wood. It is near bullet speed as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post

    I never even saw it coming.
    Exactly why you have to be ready ALL the time. Glad you were not injured.
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    glad yu wernt hurt allen,, glasses can be replaced eyes cant,,at least the ones that work anyways
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Glad you were wearing eye protection. Sorry for the scare. I have said it before, and will repeat, it is important for us to post these things so we all know . . . it doesn't only happen to the OTHER guy. Thanks Allen for rminding us to work safely.
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    I'm glad you came out of this ok. I can't emphasis safety too much, especially safety glasses.
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