As if table saws aren’t already one of the most nerve-wracking shop tools to work with, now there’s another friendly reminder that you should always keep your wits about you when working on your next wood project.

Toledo, Ohio–based hardwood dealer and founder of KenCraft (AKA “The Woodworker’s Candy Store”) Ken Spitulski was recently cutting a piece of molding –– something he has done thousands of times –– when his saw caught a snag on the wood and launched it 20 feet across his workshop and 8 inches into the wall –– effectively punching a dent in the workshop’s steel siding.

While some modern table saws –– particularly those from SawStop –– can detect a hand or a finger that is accidentally placed in the blade, Ken’s close call is a good reminder that accidents can –– and will –– happen, so stay alert:

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