vrodbrad wrote:So back on Saturday I was using my jointer and the guard popped off the board caught and went just right that three of my fingers went into the spinning blades. Yep lost three fingers at the index knuckles.
So here is my safety tip. Whether you buy used or new go over your safety equipment and make sure it works the way it is suppose to. It may prevent an injury like mine or worse
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Yikes, I'm very sorry to hear this!
I believe that's the worst Shopsmith injury I've seen on this forum, going back to 2012.
I'd like to learn more about what went wrong, as I surely don't want to ever have a similar accident. Have you figured out what went wrong with your jointer guard?
Were you edge jointing, or face jointing? I generally hold the board with my bare hands when edge jointing, but use push blocks when face jointing.