This is the letter I wrote in their forums.
Even though it’s been over an hour ago I am still shaking. I was using my band saw when I was cutting a piece of hard wood and I heard and felt the familiar feeling of the blade coming off it’s wheels. Yet I had just got done with the cut and had already put my cut piece down and turned off my saw . It all happened soo fast. I have only owned and ran one band saw in these three years and I really do know it’s little ways. I never thought twice. I opened the door to get to the blade and I have never experienced anything like that in my life. I am sure you know now that it had not fallen off, it had broke. That M.F.er’ flew around that room with no intent of stopping. I was ducking and ducking and ducking some more and I am sure I was screaming at least I think so.(Of course no one came). I was 100% spared and the only reason I think so is the way I was standing and the way I opened that door. I opened it fully so at the very beginning there was nothing to bounce off of (on the machine). I just gave it full reign on wherever it may go.
I learned a very important lesson tonight. I just shudder to think what may have happened. If someone else would have been in that room they surely would have been hit. I just happened to know where everything was and was able to duck good enough. I know the spinning sound of my band saw when I break a blade . All I can think is it had fallen off or was just about ready too and when I opened the door it busted at that very second.
What scares me the most is I am afraid of my own fear. Like falling off a horse, they say you are suppose to get right back on. I don’t see it that way (right now anyway) I am scared I will never touch the thing again!
Here is the link to all the wonderful words of encouragemant, along with reality checks, well wishes, and the such.
I do not know how I would have been feeling all last night and today without them!
If you are interested please check here!