Old restored Craftsman 113 with cast extension wings, delta T3 fence and zero clearance insert with micro jig splitter. Works phenomenal. Fence was more than the saw.
Can we digress and talk about chop saws? Have a 12" dewalt and have no real complaints. Want more capacity so thinking of going to sliding compound. The Bosch with the folding srm looks nice and doesn't need space bedhind it like others. Also looks like you can make custom zero cleance inserts. Anyone have that one?
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Yes, kickback can be deadly. They demonstrated kickback at our school. Knocked a chunk out of the brick wall.
With that being said, a portable doesn’t have the same amperage as shop saws. Not as harsh if you do get kickback. I know you recommend the saw stop, but for hobby is it really worth dropping that kind of cash?
You can jobsite sawstops and Bosch reflex has similar technology and that is a jobsite saw.
I have pinball and woodworking as hobbies and seriously contemplating selling my sof to get a sawstop cabinet saw.
I have a pretty crazy finger picture. Wasn't thinking and football gripped (3 fingers on top) a thin piece of walnut ~1/2" on a jointer. Piece kicked back and in my fingers went. Nailside first. Lost the nail down to the bone and actually put a radius in the bone tip.
Once second of not thinking and you pay. Grr-rippers from that day on and slowing the F down. Was trying to make some gifts for Christmas and was rushing.
Also had one of the best hand surgeons around Boston fix me up.
Is it against rules to post horribly gruesome photos?
X-ray showing radius. They took some skin from my forearm. After graft scabbed over i'm like this won't end well. And how they look now. Have full feeling in them still. To boot it's a weird feeling to "feel" on the tops of your fingers. Where the nail is missing on my index finger when things touch it, it's an odd feeling as you always have a nail there to protect it.
So Learn from my mistakes and take safety very seriously. If you can't fall back on sawstop tech then just listen to these posts and be safe, methodical and keep your eye on the ball.
Please don't mind the paint in the cuticles. Painting the kitchen.
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