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Offline torqueman2002

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Table saw safety - save your fingers
« on: September 03, 2011, 04:13:50 PM »
This product/technology has been around a short time, but this is the first slow motion footage I have seen of it in action.

The saw's sensors detect the conductivity of flesh and destructively stops the saw blade.

http://www.wimp.com/amazingtechnology/
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Table saw safety - save your fingers
« on: September 03, 2011, 04:13:50 PM »

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Re: Table saw safety - save your fingers
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 04:14:23 PM »
Here's a link from a recent OWWM post on the same topic, but non-destructive method.

http://www.whirlwindtool.com/
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Re: Table saw safety - save your fingers
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 09:06:09 PM »
The destructive method made me cringe.
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Re: Table saw safety - save your fingers
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 10:08:17 AM »
The destructive method made me cringe.
I know what you mean. Also, when he put his finger into that spinning blade - I couldn't watch, my a** puckered so much!

You see, I had a 2x4 kick back and pull my gloved left thumb over the blade - 4 stitches and a change of shorts - I was very lucky!
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Re: Table saw safety - save your fingers
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 10:35:09 AM »
You were very lucky, one of my uncles lost portions of all of the fingers on his right hand to one. I've always been paranoid around them since.
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Re: Table saw safety - save your fingers
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 03:23:36 PM »
I think what helped was I set the blade height incorrectly, I was to find out later. I set it about 1/8" (tooth height) above the 2x4 thickness. Had it been set to expose the bottom of the tooth, I' shudder to think what would have been the result.

Also, I did NOT help myself by using the saw with he splitter/guard/anti-kick back removed and without a push-stick! Never more!

Mr. Fowler, the 8th grad Bellevue Jr. HS shop teacher in Syracuse, NY would take away all my tools if he were still around.

I was just too frikkin' lazy to put the guard back on and too dumb to use a push stick.

Don't you yung'ins do what I done did!  :cartangrys:
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