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    Senior Member randyt's Avatar
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    wasn't sure where to post this but it is a matter of survival. Awhile back the knife making community lost a maker to a shop accident. The maker was Lee Bennett.
    It is sad. I hear the accident was due to a buffer. My knife making friend told me years ago that the most dangerous machine in a knife making shop is a buffer. He told me that a buffer can snatch onto a knife and fling it. Be careful out there.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    I read about that elsewhere, really sad. I thought the buffer was set up running away from you/down so the blade would get flung into the floor instead of your head? I'd read he died of head injuries. Again, very sad for sure.

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    It is true that the buffer can be one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in the shop. While others can hurt you quickly, they usually aren't live threatening.
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