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    I finally was able to set up my Sawstop 3hp PCS, I love it. I had several close calls in Shop Class in HS. When I got my first Table saw a .113 C-man I tried using the guard. The fit and alignment were so poor, i had issues with it trapping the wood. This caused me to have to shut down the saw to realign and finish the cut. I then used it for years without a guard. I then had a close friend who had used saws for years a retired Flooring installer, have an accident that damaged his hand. He still has issues with it. that made the third person to have a hand injury with a table saw that I was friends with. Granted, the Sawstop was only around for the last one. He though said he would have gladly paid for one in hind site. I then decided it was my time to get one. Everyone has choices, I made mine. Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy bessette View Post
    At 1:20 of this video you see someone making the most awkward use of push sticks and creating a dangerous situation in the name of safety. This is a case where using your hands is much more appropriate.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkvO99lswZg

    A bit cavalier with that timber framing saw as well. Safe to say that no one wants to get cut with one of those anywhere, but especially so at about waist height.
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Holcombe View Post
    A bit cavalier with that timber framing saw as well. Safe to say that no one wants to get cut with one of those anywhere, but especially so at about waist height.
    True.

    Don't Google it, but circular saw accidents can easily be found with a simple search. Some are really graphic for those who have the stomach for them (I saw the titles and quickly moved away).

    A more safe way to use a circular saw is to use it with a track and with the workpiece supported on a foam or similar material. Circular saws can cause violent kickbacks too.

    No matter how you choose to do your shop work as a hobby or for a living, with or without any safety gear, I wish you all a safe and injury-free woodworking journey.

    Simon
    Last edited by Simon MacGowen; 12-09-2017 at 2:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy bessette View Post
    At 1:20 of this video you see someone making the most awkward use of push sticks and creating a dangerous situation in the name of safety. This is a case where using your hands is much more appropriate.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkvO99lswZg
    From that same video, this is what I picture you were advocating earlier in this thread, though using your hands instead of the push sticks.
    https://youtu.be/ZkvO99lswZg?t=171 (that's saved at the time of the start of said cut).
    He pushes from behind, then at the end reaches beyond the cut to apply pressure on the outfed wood (except downward and not into the fence, since he couldn't get it there fast and accurately). Very iffy with slippery push sticks in a hurry; downright dangerous using only hands. Just my opinion.

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