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    Kickback! Minimal injuries.

    I was trimming down a cutting board blank to width, had finished the cut and was pushing the cutting board through the end of the cut when I must have pushed sideways 'just enough'. And I had a wooden frisbee spinning across the shop. Just barely caught my knuckle on its way by, as well as my turning muscle.

    well my nerves are shot now... but I did go out and get my camera (forgot to put a chip in it)... then I cut the affected area on the board off with the bandsaw... just before I locked up the shop for the day.

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    Yep, no splitter. pushing from the right of the fence (out of the line of fire, mostly) have a trophy now that I'm going to mount as a reminder.

    think I'm going to go watch some football or something.
    -Ned

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    Youch close call lucky it wasn't worse! Taking a break sounds like a good idea, I know I'm not very useful for a while after something like that happens.

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    Ouch! Glad it was not worse. My very first use of a ts taught me they are NOT cross-cut saws. A hunk of 2x4 caught me in the solar plexus. I was down for about 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Ouch! Glad it was not worse. My very first use of a ts taught me they are NOT cross-cut saws. A hunk of 2x4 caught me in the solar plexus. I was down for about 15 minutes.
    I wasn't cross-cutting, I was ripping to width.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    Yep, no splitter.
    OK, I'm gonna be your MOM now . . .

    Seriously!?! After all the time on this forum . . . no splitter!?!

    Glad that wasn't worse. It only takes once.
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    i haven't got a splitter, but then again, i've never had a kickback either. heal quick ned!
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    Glad it wasn't worse, but I'll echo Glenn...no splitter? And once again, a case is made for the Grr-rippers. (Spoken by someone who has made the same mistakes.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...My very first use of a ts taught me they are NOT cross-cut saws...
    They are great crosscut saws if it's done correctly. They are electric-powered wooden missile launchers if not. Here again, that's personal experience talking. (Never free-hand -- always use a miter gauge or sled -- and never use the fence on crosscuts. And treat the off-cuts like a loaded gun.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    i haven't got a splitter, but then again, i've never not had a kickback either yet. heal quick ned!
    Fixed that for ya.
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    Glad it wasn't worse, Ned! We cannot be TOO safe!
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    Glad it wasn't worse Ned, heal quickly.
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