Just read some stuff on using a table saw and realized that I was being rather foolish about doing my cross cuts. I just need to generate some scrap lumber so I can make extended miter fences and all that good stuff.
Kinda hard to do when I'm just doing cross cuts.
Ken, I'm putting my usual wise-ass stuff aside for this.
You've GOT to go out and get a good table saw book, immediately!
The possibility for injury is ever present. If something shoots back at you, you could need to go to the ER.
I've used "techniques" that you're not supposed to and I've come very close to paying for it. A piece 3/4" x 2.5" x 16" once hit me in the gut. I was wearing a t-shirt under a sweatshirt under a hoodie and the welt it left was huge and it hurt like hell, for a few days. Had that been my head...
Please be careful. You still need all of your digits to diaper.