reading some old safety manuals they mentioned something i had not ever
this was working with a table saw or saw bench
they recommended a kick back apron
not a bad idea really it does happen once in a while still
well of course they recommended goggles too and safety shoes
On 7/26/2016 8:53 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
While I never heard of a kickback apron, I found a picture of one at
Personally seeing pictures of boards stuck in the wall and other places,
I am not about to wear a kickback apron, and stand where I can get hit
if there is a Kickback.
I thing the best advice to protect yourself form kick back is always
stand at the side of the saw where any flying projectiles will not hit you.
Sometimes a knot or something comes flying out at an odd
angle, so "out of the way" isn't something you can totally
plan. But standing to the far side of the fence should
guard against everything but the rarest cases.
Didn't Norm wear a leather apron in some shows? They got
really safety concious for a while, after folk started
pointing out all the bad habits Norm had.
Agree. A buddy almost got sued fer allowing another buddy to use his
Baldor grinder. Despite the grinder having stock metal guards and a
smallish spark sheild, the stone broke and come outta the grinder and
literally wasted the user's face. He could still see, BUT!.....
Now, after almost 60 years of table saw use, you tell me. I don't even
own a face shield. Should I get the crash helmet, face shield with air
tanks and ear muffs built in? I have a giant warning sign that says,
"Don't put hand in saw blade", in case I forget, or some millennial uses
the saw. Thought that would be enough...
If a 2by flies back and knocks out all my teeth and blinds me, do ya
think I could sue the saw company, or the saw blade company, or Norm for
not using a face shield on TV?
Some people would be better off staying away from all power tools and
sticking to Pokeymon and watching old re-runs of Scott Phillips American
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
Which comments? The one pointing out 60 years w/o a face mask and no
injuries of any kind? The one making fun of all the really stupid
warning labels on everything, or the one where stupid people get to sue
because they didn't know the coffee was hot?
Is your point, you can't be too safe, or, if it saves one finger in 10
trillion saw cuts you need to wring your hands over it?
I grew up in an era where the swimming pools had diving boards,
playgrounds had swings and sliding boards and tons of other things now
gone due to safety and law suits. Parents who let their kids go out
unsupervised and play are arrested for endangering the safety of kids.
School buses pick up kids that live one block away from the school.
I believe a lot is lost when you overprotect, thus my reference to
millennials. Kids need to learn responsibility for themselves, and that
seems to be pretty much lost in this screwed up world of lawyers and
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
Yes. It is not a matter of if, so much as when. The more you use power
tools the more this is likely to happen. You nicked yourself with a
hand tool, that is just as easy with a power tool.
or, if it saves one finger in 10
Agreed to a point. Some protection is good. A parachute is good to
have when skydiving. ;~)
If there is one given in life, at no time will you be totally safe.
The prevailing thought in the US today is, if there is a remote
possibility of accident you must pass a law or require a guard to
prevent it. Hence we have a ton of unnecessary and ridiculous laws
trying to protect us from ourselves.
The best safety device sits in the middle and slightly above your
shoulders. If that safety device is not used there is nothing in the
world that will protect you from an accident.
Remember the man who was killed in the "totally safe" self driving car
I have been using a table saw for over 40 years. I have had one
accident with the saw, and that was because I did a stupid thing.
Fortunately I lost no appendages, though looked at the bone on one.
I learned this while reading the evening paper, when I was about 7-8 yrs
A family was jes sitting down to their evening meal. Day is done,
saying a prayer around the evening table. A couple blocks away,
unbeknownst to sed family, a Navy fighter jet from a nearby military
base, crash lands in a vacant field. The pilot died crashing the jet
in a safe place. So he thought......
The nose landing gear from the jet split off during the crash landing
and bounced 2-3 blocks from the crash site and tore thru the front
door of the unsuspecting family enjoying their evening meal. That
landing gear ripped thru the front door, missed the wife and kids, and
cut the father in half!
IOW, one second, safe! The next, dead.
Sadly, I know similar stories. 8|
On Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:33:37 -0400, Keith Nuttle wrote:
So we shouldn't take reasonable precautions?
Yes, some people get carried away, but I think I'll keep using my helmet
on the motorcycle, my seatbelt in the car, and my face shield when
A lot of us are old geezers. Having a heart attack, a stroke, or just a
sudden severe pain is more than a remote possibility. If I'm using a
power tool, especially one with a spinning blade, when such occurs I
suspect I'll be very happy the guards were in place whan I collapsed :-).
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:08:23 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
I was helping a buddy build a cabin, cutting the bird-mouths on the
rafters with a circular saw. His brother showed up and asked what he
could do to help. I was bored with cutting the rafters, so I started
to explain to him how to do it. My buddy interrupted us and sent him
off to do some menial task.
I was slightly pissed because I had something more interesting that
I wanted to do when my buddy turned to me and quietly said:
"He's dangerous with hand tools, deadly with power tools."
After watching the brother work for a little while, I was glad that
my buddy had intervened.
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