If you work with wood, you likely have a table saw. Table saws are basically a circular blade mounted to a table that can cut wood and fingers alike. I recently ordered a new Powermatic 5hp table saw for my wood shop similar to the one here:

I’ve used table saws off and on over the years, but now I’m getting more serious with woodworking so I ordered a cabinet saw. I’ve heard of the dangers of table saws, such as kickback but I’ve never actually seen kickback happen.....until now.

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The video below demonstrates what happens with kickback. It’s damn sobering and almost enough to scare someone away from using one of these machines. There are saws out there that will protect you from kickback, but after seeing one of those in person, I wasn’t impressed with the build quality. However, they will save your fingers and hands if they come in contact with the blade. If you’re a woodworker, you NEED to watch this video of a kickback, it could save yourself from becoming an amputee.