John Foote wrote:madjack wrote:John Foote wrote:If the glove hits the blade, your hand is going in there with it.
John, if the glove hits the blade, you are too late...you have already screwed up..........................
Granted, but screw-ups happen. If my bare hand goes into the blade, I pull it away, near instantaneously, minus some amount of flesh and whatnot. If I'm wearing a glove, and the blade grabs the glove, my hand goes into the blade and just hangs out there for awhile, until I or somebody turns off the saw and extracts the glove and it's assorted meat by-product contents. Any saw accdent is ugly, but a glove accident seems far more likely to to be stump ugly.
I avoid putting my hands near the blade at all costs. I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use a push stick when feeding narrow stock through the table saw.
Also, when feeding stock, I stand to the side of table, NOT behind it. If the piece kicks back I don't want to be in it's flight path.
Maybe, we ought to start another category dedicated to safety issues. This could include all aspects such shop safety, towing safety, campsite safety issues such as bears. Just a thought.