This weekend wasn't a good one for me and the Unisaw. The darn thing kicked
back twice. The first was my fault, the second, I don't know.
Saturday, I was building some drawers. I had removed the guard and splitter
in order to cut some thin dados for the drawer bottoms. Next I attempted to
cut a 4X8 sheet of 1/4" Luann for the bottom. I thought its just light
weight Luann. First cut, an approximately 2'X4' cut off the end. Whamm!
The 2X4 sheet went sailing across the room, Bam!!, stuck in the window
casing behind my saw. Nice M&T embedding in the wall. Luckily I was
standing to the left of the blade and it missed me.
Sunday morning, gluing up the drawers, I needed a 4"X6" block of 3/4 ply.
Guard in place, I attempted to cut the piece off a 12" piece of scrap.
(Should have used the miter saw). Still shaken from yesterday, I stood well
to the left of the line of fire. Using the fence on the right and push
stick, I started the cut. The piece on the right between the blade and
fence fed through fine. However, the scrap on the left some how turned
before reaching the anti-kickback teeth, and Whamm!! again.. This time the
4"X6" block nailed me a couple of inches below the belly button. Damn that
Now I have a healthy respect (fear) of the table saw. I thought this was
suppose to be fun?