A cautionary tale! Typed using less than the usual number of fingers.
Until an hour ago I had never (in many! years) had a bad kick-back on a saw table. Everyone knows not to stand in-line with the cut and not tocut short pieces using the rip fence. I didn't stand in-line but couldn't be bothered to fit the cross-cut table and was "only" chamfering the edges of some new post tops, so ran the 110 square bits of 20mm sawn between the blade (canted to 45 degrees) and the rip fence - all was well until, very suddenly, it wasn't. Suddenly there was a bang and pain. The piece of wood must have rotated slightly, jammed between the blade and fence, and been fired backward at mach 2+ ... all exactly as I was warned by Mr? in woodwork class back in 1960something. Very fortunately my fingers did not get the blade (or vice versa) but the wood has caused bad bruising, swelling and a few holes in my right centre and ring finger - the centre one may be broken. I'm starting to wish the initial numbness would return. Take care, and use that cross cut table!
Until an hour ago I had never (in many! years) had a bad kick-back on a saw table. Everyone knows not to stand in-line with the cut and not to