Several months ago I purchased a TS3660 table saw. It seems wonderful in many regards, but I have had one issue with this saw that I have had with no other, the problem is kickback. I have had many instances of kickback. A couple weeks ago I had a sever kickback which threw my right hand over the left and into the saw blade. Three fingers were involved, two nearly severely enough that bone fragments were present on those two fingers. A short time before that I took one in the chin and the board knocked the lens out of my glasses a well as cutting my chin. The other incident was a blow to my gut that raised a heck of a welt and drew blood. You may think I am a careless reckless person. Not so. I am in my early 60's and have taken up woodworking several months ago. I have built a roll top desk as one of my projects. On the kickback that cut my fingers I know what happened. I used the fence for a cut when I should have use the miter guide, but the others were a surprise to me. To the credit of Ridgid, I have had a representative who represents them in my shop. He made a slight adjustment to the guard saying he thought it was causing a slight pinching effect on the material. If you have any ideas for me, I want to rid myself of these untoward occurances and continue to enjoy woodworking. Looking forward to your responses hoping they will be helpful.
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