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  1. #1
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    Default Standing at the table saw hurts

    I don't know if standing on the concrete in front of the saw makes my fett, or my back hurt more. What do you stand on and where did you get it?

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Lowe's and Home Depot sell interlocking floor pads for kids rooms. Red, yellow, blue and green.
    Thanks for your time, Beehopper

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    actually, Home Depot also sells the black rubber stand mats for just that purpose (workshop tools)
    No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I use carpet pad under a vinyl floor runner - both salvaged and recycled into a new use. I also have some of the interlocking soft pads, they really save my heels.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I had seen those pad's at lowe's, and thought the quality was suspect, but I will give them a try.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    How my table saw hurts me, is when I stand shirtless in front of the stream of wood particles being ejected by my dado blade. Some of those particles really sting when they hit my bare belly.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Clemens View Post
    How my table saw hurts me, is when I stand shirtless in front of the stream of wood particles being ejected by my dado blade. Some of those particles really sting when they hit my bare belly.

    God forbid the saw toss the board at your bare belly. I always wear at least a shirt and most of the time an apron. My neighbors Dad died from a board hitting him in the stomach...could it have been avoided, who knows, but maybe a little protection could have made the difference.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    >What do you stand on . . .
    Cardboard.
    Change it when it get throughly crushed.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I've also stood on a sheet of 3/4 plywood... amazing the difference that made on my legs and back. Since, I've bought those interlocking squares, and love them. It does make all the difference in the world.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Start with a good pair of work boots,soft sole with about a 3/4 heel.
    Buy from a place that measures your foot and get the proper width.
    Be prepared to spend good money for good footwear.
    I've worked on my feet for over 35 yrs and was never comfortable until I found Red Wings 25 yrs ago.
    And ditch those sneakers unless you're jogging.

    Jack

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    are you gellin?

    http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/index.jsp

    i have them for shoe's and boot's, I like em I'm gellin like a fellen
    Ted

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Am I the only one who thinks Mr. Clemens might a madman?
    Am I the only one who thinks we need more like him?


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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I always used sawdust to stand on, but when I was able to afford it I bought a horse mat at tractor supply. $60 and can be cut down for use in other parts of shop.:

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Quote Originally Posted by sylus p View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks Mr. Clemens might a madman?
    Am I the only one who thinks we need more like him?

    stylus,
    Thanks for the sentiment, I think. After hearing of the death by lumber to the stomach, I think I'll wear more torso protection in the future. BTW I do wear a full face shield.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffzhear View Post
    God forbid the saw toss the board at your bare belly. I always wear at least a shirt and most of the time an apron. My neighbors Dad died from a board hitting him in the stomach...could it have been avoided, who knows, but maybe a little protection could have made the difference.
    I've destroyed 3 rip gates like that, wood always ends up in my ribs. Moral of the story? Buy a real table saw, not a 2 lb harbor freight saw that jumps around.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I've bought a couple of used shopsmiths... table saw, belt sander, disc sander, jointer... amazing all the bee stuff I can make with that used equipment!
    Steven

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I use a Delta contractors saw. It does everything I need to do. I am also a part-time cabinet maker.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Stall pads at any farm supply work well.

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Got my first Red Wings a few months ago. They are great and they are under my feet no matter where I am standing.
    Married 23 years and still makin honey. www.Johnshoney.com
    John, WA9WJG

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    Default Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    I only wear shoes when absolutely necessary. The rest of the time it's barefoot.

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