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Old 05-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #31
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I finally just decided to buy a sawz-all with a rough cut blade. That way I can put the piece in a vice to secure it really well and keep my hands completely away from the blade. I used to use a miter saw and nearly lost a finger a couple of times when the blade would bite and kick. Decided macho wasn't the way to go. Now my fingers are well away from the action.

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:04 PM   #32
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Posey - what's that first picture and where did you get it?
It's called a Smart-Holder saw horse designed by the Swedes. Ordered it from Sears on-line for $119 ship to my home included. I use it for everything!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #33
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Unless your wood is pretty straight and flat, using a tablesaw to cut logs is really dangerous! The logs can twist so easily causing a kickback. Painful - trust me on this.

I use a sawsall-type reciprocating saw from Harbor Freight to cut the logs into chunks. I clamp the logs into a bench vice.
Happened to me a couple of years ago with my 12" Hitachi Double Bevel Miter Saw. It kicked back HARD and broke the fence on both side of the blade and thought my hand was broken as well but it ended up just feeling sore for a few days. I like the B&D alligator lookin thing and also the bench vise/saws-all idea sounds very safe.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #34
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The guy I buy it off of craigslist cuts it somehow. He is missing a few fingers and an arm, but no complaints on the wood
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