I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later but I was DUMB DUMB DUMB!! Took the splitter off the table saw because it was getting in the way of some cuts I was making (dumb move #1). I had to rip a small piece of 3/4" oak and said "I don't need to put the splitter back on for this" (second dumb move). No featherboard either (third dumb move). Well I almost finished the cut when the pushstick went flying out of my hand and I got grazed in the left shoulder by a flying block of oak! I couldn't believe how quickly it happened!(A special thanks here to Dave Arbuckle who wrote a post once about where to stand when you are making cuts - too the right of the blade.) Had I been standing left of the blade I have no doubt it would have hit me in the head. So a lesson learned here boys and girls. Please be safe and don't do DUMB things! Dave
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