Before you read this, please understand I am not asking if it's OK to be unsafe and have a kickback incident, I just want to know what really happens to us all.
A post about a year ago from me describes a kickback incident I had that hurt pretty bad. The board didnt break the skin, but blood finally made it to the surface of my gut the next day. I never want to have that happen again, but a recent post titled 'Table saw wood splitter/anti kick back question' made me wonder what people are actually referring too when they say stuff like "it'll eventually get you".
How many people here have had a significant kickback incident?
How bad was it? Was it just a 'put a bandaid on it and get back to sawing' incident or a 'Im not sure I ever want to touch a tablesaw again' incident? Was it really a life threatening issue?
Mine was a 'put a bandaid on it' (plus a new pair of undies) incident. A year later and I'm still ultra careful and hate to think what would have happend had my gut been my head in that instance.