I have seen that before - it's where all my bad habits come from. I don't like the push block thing he uses,or any push sticks of that style - it looks too easy to push past the blade, and then catch it on the way back, with exciting results. Anything that gets my hand that close is not good.sunnybob":2flf9fcd said:
Peter does everything properly; it's not difficult when you see the right way to go about it - RobChris152":34st495l said:Just saw this on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/peterseftonfur ... 568768097/
The complete opposite of what you see on some of the youtube vids, and makes me think that if you're prepared to spend some money for training and essential kit you can do most things on a ts very safely. Maybe this is compromised when speed/ convenience/ economy is prioritised?
Coming from the hobbyist view ...Chris152":atix9l25 said:if you're prepared to spend some money for training and essential kit you can do most things on a ts very safely
Well, Deadeye , what 'appened woz, I didn't have the blade guard on, and I picked up a heavy piece of wood to retreave it, and the weight of it pulled down onto the blade, much to my suprise...then the nice lady at the hospital etc..Deadeye":27nuxyt8 said:
Morons, if there was two of them, they could have used this trickAJB Temple":quz070oh said:I have seen supposed trades people do incredibly stupid things. For example a couple of years ago I had to rent a house for a year whilst we house hunted. The landlord hired a tradesperson to fit a replacement oven. This needed packing out and two numpties doing the fitting didn't have the right tools. They had seen my exceedingly modest and minuscule tool array in the garage and asked to borrow a circular saw. Like an Silly person I agreed as I wanted the oven in (easy job but I was a tenant). Numpty number 1 (head numpty) proceeded to hold a plank of wood in one hand over his leg and operate the saw - (not on a bench or trestle) with the other hand. Quell surprise, the saw snatched the wood which flew at full tilt into the side of his van, and he was stood waving the saw about with it still running. Numpty 2 (master craftsmen apprentice I presume) then stepped in to take the spinning saw off him for some unknown reason. I unplugged my saw and took it off them causing strop from them and landlord. Memorable day.
It can depend on the quality of the saw though. The guards on the cheaper ones are so poor, it can be more dangerous with them on.graduate_owner":3cz6zdqs said:I can see the American point of view in that the guard is sometimes in the way, but how much time does it take to remove and refit one? Not long on my Scheppach. So I remove it for grooving etc, but then it goes straight back on. I feel much happier with it on.