Originally Posted by flyingbassman5
A farking bug flew into my face while cutting a split, resulting in what can only be described as projectile hickory. I was just about done with the cut when the bug ran into my face, next thing I knew their was a loud BANG followed by a chunk of hickory landing 30 feet away from the saw. Needless to say, I shat my pants and decide to take a 10 minute break. Luckily there was no major damage to the saw or the blade but man, it scared the daylights outta me.
You really have to watch for that, and wear good eye protection. Every once-in-awhile, I have one of those "bang" moments that sends wood flying. I believe it is because the wood is not square, so it doesn't seat flat against the fence. The blade gets to a certain point, and the wood shifts ever so slightly, and BANG, WHOSH!