The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Be Carefull  (Read 703 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MikeZ

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 95
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Etna Green, IN
  • Gender: Male
  • Learning
Be Carefull
« on: September 16, 2016, 09:32:38 pm »
How many times are you told this or tell yourself that? Well I quess I should have heard it one more time because Wed afternoon my thumb found the table saw blade while cutting up some odds and ends for stickers. Two and half hours in ER and 21 stitches later. Lost alot of meat, but its still there. Had a lumbar spine epidural inj tues morn and thought I was done with needles for a while :-\ Keep the safety thing foremost in your mind. Dr said probably take 6 months to get this healed up.  BE CAREFUL !
MikeZ  Homemade  Mill

Offline Chuck White

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10261
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Russell, NY (Way Upstate)
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawing Mobile since 2005
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 07:15:41 am »
Ouch !!!!!!!!!!

I have a small table saw, don't use it much, it always make me nervous!

Use a push-stick!
~Chuck~
Retired USAF (1989), Retired School Bus Driver (2012), and now a Mobile Sawyer
1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG2425 Kohler - Shingle & LapSider
Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain the Wood-Mizer.
I LOVE MY SAWMILL

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 25920
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 07:32:07 am »
That is why I purchased a Sawstop, the tablesaw with the flesh sensing technology.  I use the tablesaw a lot.  2 hours ripping boards on it in just the last few days.  With steady, repetitive use, it is easy to get complacent and distracted, so the safety system is a huge plus.  They are not cheap, but nothing worth having is. 
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5640SU, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline Ed_K

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2582
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Leyden,Ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • Leave it better than you found it. Ed_K
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 08:40:32 am »
Ouch  :o, keep the neosporin on that cut, it will heal up quicker.
Ed K

Offline samandothers

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1847
  • Location: Charlotte NC To SW Va.
  • Gender: Male
  • Been learning on FF since 1/20/12
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 08:45:54 am »
Sorry to hear of your accident.  Thanks for the reminder.  I try to respect the table saw and all equipment but one can not be too careful.

Offline DDW_OR

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 609
  • Location: Glendale, Oregon
  • Gender: Male
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 12:40:15 pm »
That is why I purchased a Sawstop, the tablesaw with the flesh sensing technology.  I use the tablesaw a lot.  2 hours ripping boards on it in just the last few days.  With steady, repetitive use, it is easy to get complacent and distracted, so the safety system is a huge plus.  They are not cheap, but nothing worth having is.

yep, that will be one of the things i will add to mine

here is what happens with a chainsaw, hand and fingers are now working as they did before.
thank God the saw had a chain brake.
was going to use my 30 inch that did not have a brake, it would not start.
then used my 24 inch that did have a brake, it started.
"God works in mysterious ways"
 

 
TimberKing 2000, Mahindra 5520 4x4, Max22 4x4, Bobcat Excavator 331, E80, Multitek 1610EZ
"let the machines do the work"

Offline MikeZ

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 95
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Etna Green, IN
  • Gender: Male
  • Learning
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2016, 05:22:59 pm »
I had a push stick in right hand, but when I raised left arm to catch board off of back end I think my 'bad' left shoulder popped and my arm dropped. I have noticed this before but forgot about it. Now I have made special push stick for left hand with guard. May have to rethink my approach to grabbing behind blade.
MikeZ  Homemade  Mill

Offline timberlinetree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1564
  • Age: 46
  • Location: Blandford, MA
  • Gender: Male
Re: Be Carefull
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 06:02:35 am »
Yikes! Hope you heal well. God does work in mysterious ways.
I've met Vets who have lived but still lost their lives... Thank a Vet

Family man and loving it :)