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    Two types of woodworkers: Those that haven't had a kickback...

    and those that have...
    I'm Mostly Fine... no blood, and I have all 10 still


    Just a slight bruise.

    I was ripping some pieces for the pen blank swap when the tip caught the blade after the end of a cut. I was standing off to the side, so when it went ZZZIP! it caught me just above the elbow before ricocheting off across the shop.




    I'm going to mount to my shop wall as a reminder.
    -Ned

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    can't say as i've ever had a kickback. not that i'm looking for one mind you...
    benedictione omnes bene

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    One of my early lessons with a table saw was a kick back into the solar plexus that put me down for about 15 min.
    Learned that the fence is a RIP fence, not for cross cutting short sections.
    Glad ye weren't really injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    One of my early lessons with a table saw was a kick back into the solar plexus that put me down for about 15 min.
    Learned that the fence is a RIP fence, not for cross cutting short sections.
    Glad ye weren't really injured.
    BTDT! Man that hurt! Had the bruises on my belly for nearly two months after that!
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    My kick back came about 20 yrs. ago. I was cutting a piece of plywood and it caught and I got both halves in the gut. It put me down for a while. Lesson learned.

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    do little bitty pieces that are tossed back at me when i'm cutting tenons with the tenoning jig count as kickback?
    benedictione omnes bene

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    Ned, you spent 2 minutes on my bandsaw using detritus from your shop build to make that pushstick! How are you ever going to be able to replace it?

    Glad you're ok!

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    not so proud member of scarred more than once by kickbacks.....the nastiest involved many stiches in a cheek wound that i could see teeth through.....pay attention!
    glad you got off easy!
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    I've never had one, knock on wood. I did see the aftermath of my father in law after he took a piece of ply in the gut. He had a basketball sized bruise for a month. Ned, I'm glad it wasn't any worse.

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    Ned, sounds like you got off easy. I've had a couple of very frightening kickbacks, but fortunately the damage was to stuff and not to me. I'm glad that you weren't badly hurt.

    Ken

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