I was cutting splines for cutting boards. I needed about 60 in all and was cutting them from 3/4 oak at about 1/8 inch thick. I had cut loads of these before and had to remove the saftly guard to run them through with the push block. I had never had any problems thus far. Then suddenly, just as I was about 2/3 the way thru the cut a spline shot back. It shot back so fast that I didn't even see it fly back, let alone where it went. I loked on the floor, but didn't see it, so I carried on cutting. My wife popped her nose in about 15 mins later and I looked back. There was the spine, sticking thru the cupboard door at the back of the garage (about 15 feet from the TS). I had on all the normal saftly gear, but just a T-shirt (its still 93 degrees here in AZ). I think I'll invest in a leather apron!! Take a look at the pics. It actually gained altitude.
No announcement yet.
My next bit of safty kit = bullet proof vest