Thing is, I was doing "everything right". Being careful, using a piece of scrap for a "push stick", and it all happened so fast I'm not really sure HOW it happened. All I know is that new blade was cutting faster that I realized, broke out earlier than expected (cutting blind through a vertical wall), and next thing I know the push stick kicks out of my hand and I lurch forward. I caught my balance by hanging my thumb on the table, "Whew, that was close!" Instant adrenaline rush, scared the wee outa me! Still just standing there, maybe a second had passed since the “event”... That’s when I noticed a major stinging pain and the weird sensation of "pulling" and grabbing at the end of the index finger. Glanced at it, and it was the weirdest thing seeing that band *running* almost completely buried in the end of my finger! Cut from the tip of the finger well over half way through to the root of the nail. I had fed the end of my right index finger almost 1/2" into a band saw running a brand new Lynox 10-14 blade. Not much a doc could do, so I just taped it closed with antibiotic and wrapped it up so I could get back and finish the project. But it's a bit sore to say the least... Been using that thing for years, never hurt me before. I always preach safety and caution in my shop and mostly practice what I preach. But you never know when they are gonna bite! I once heard that all machines hate us and want to kill us, they are just waiting for us to give them a chance! I think that’s a good way to look at it... Be careful out there!!!