Am I the only one in the world who has given up trying to adjust the
splitter/ blade guard on my Delta Hybrid table saw? I finally removed
it today. It's not my fault. The guys on the "Woodsmith Shop" on TV
don't have theirs on.
=======Not sure how real it is, but either way, it's a good reminder to count them
both before and after. In between, make doubly sure they stay out of the
tool path. (I'm not a doctor and never played one on TV, but I'm pretty
certain there would be a good squirt of arterial blood when the thumb gets
I didn't watch 'em all, just the first link in the post. My opinion is
that it was staged. As you indicated, there wasn't nearly enough blood
for it to be a actual traumatic amputation.
not to be argumentative, but I'm not so sure. I had a bad accident
with a router 2 years ago. No blood anywhere on the router, table, or
I was using a router table, and the fence slipped, causing a climb
cut, and away we went/ 1/4 wide, 1/4 inch deep, across the nail bed of
the thumb. The nail is pretty much fine now. A guard may have helped,
but then again, it probably would have slid out of the way.
Now I check to make sure everything is tightened down real good
I just put my guard back on after 20 years.
I have a ten inch bench saw thet fell off the bench when I was ripping a
one foot peice of 1x4. Damn thing got the tip of my thumb. From now on
it's gunna get bolted down even if it's for one cut.
Perhaps the "Woodsmith Shop" guys, and quite a few printed magazine editors,
who ought to know better, might think it worth spending a bit of time at:
Hardly an entertaining read, for sure, but culled from reputable and
Jeff Gorman, West Yorkshire, UK
email : Username is amgron
wow, that is one sick video.
That guy should never have never, ever, attempted to use any kind of
Granted, a guard would have stopped the accident, but he would have
found another way to mangle himself. Bad as the video is, it doesn't
seem logical to use it as an argument for safety features. It COULD be
used as an argument for learning what you are doing.
This guy could have done the same thing on a compound miter saw
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