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Offline YellowHammer

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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2014, 10:17:24 PM »
I agree cutting stickers on a mill is fast, but we spend a good deal of time post processing our kiln dried lumber, trimming out defects, and getting it ready for sale.  This is a typical stack of cherry we trimmed up last week, and represents only cull boards from several loads that needed attention.  After we clean the boards up, removing edge defects and end cracks, we run the waste trimmings continuously through the table saw at 108 feet per minute, as fast as we can feed them, which provides lots of kiln dried stickers ready for immediate use.

Needles to say, we run a lot of lumber through the table saw, about this much every week, and safety is a primary concern.  We wouldn't do this operation without the safety and speed of a power feed.

Again, I am very happy you didn't get hurt worse.
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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2014, 11:45:52 PM »
Very nice time to have a straight line rip saw. At 15hp I wouldnt want to be behind mine in a kickback, but the good thing is I can stand to the side.

The last time my cabinet shop had a loss of work accident, it was a man getting cut on a table saw cutting stir sticks for the paint department. It always seems to be the non product items for some reason. We also have 3 different spots 25ft behind out 3hp table saw where sticks have flew back, one busting a hole in 7/16 OSB!  :-X

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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2014, 01:25:50 AM »
YH... I dont know how you got all those boards to lean like that. If it wouldve been me they wouldve all slid down the wall. Maybe your concrete is grippier than mine.
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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2014, 01:30:55 AM »
Interesting how on the woodworking sites I can show a picture of my sawmill (swing blade) and people say "Wow that looks dangerous"

But they all use table saws  ::) And if you make a small mistake , they will bite....

I think it's more about what looks to be an obvious danger. There is no way you want body parts near an unguarded circle sawmill blade, and it pretty obvious from the noise it's a "dangerous" machine. A table saw is more stealthy, it lies in ambush and lulls you into a false sense of security. Then it grabs a chunk or wood and throws it at you!!!

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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2014, 02:27:11 AM »
Glad you were not injured any worse than what you were.  Let's be careful out there.

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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2014, 11:04:42 PM »
You guys were right. The mill was faster and I didn't even shed blood.
 

 
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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2014, 02:10:19 AM »
My table saw has anti-kickback pawls. They can be a real pain to work with sometimes, but they definitely do the job.

Even with the pawls, I treat my saw like a loaded gun -- never stand in the direction its pointing.
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Re: be careful cutting stickers
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2014, 10:55:57 AM »
Got nailed in the thumb twice due to carelessness.
First time was in 1965 the second in 2000.
If the next one doesn't come for 35 years I should be all set.
I use a homemade zero clearance insert, and a 7-1/4 marathon thin kerf blade designed for skilsaw use.
Makes a smooth cut and boards with internal stress do not seem to be a problem.
Only put the 10 inch blade on when cutting thick stock.
I also have a home built apparatus whereby I can shut the saw off with my knee so I can keep my hands free to anchor the piece and the push stick.
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2014, 11:02:30 AM »
Running a sawmill is like wading across a river full of alligators, and don't think about the piranhas.  You worry about the big things that bite, and the little ones get you.  Nice looking stack of stickers.  Glad you're still with us!
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