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tablesaw [2017/12/18 16:09]
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tablesaw [2018/06/28 14:02] (current)
teac Added stumpy nub's TS kickback video - circa May 21, 2018
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 Some tips for using the table saw safely: Some tips for using the table saw safely:
-  * Wear safety glasses and hearing protection. +  ​* **Wear safety glasses and hearing protection.** 
-  * If you're tired or distracted or otherwise not at 100%, leave your table saw use for another day.+  ​* **If you're tired or distracted or otherwise not at 100%, leave your table saw use for another day.**
   * Always been keenly aware of where your fingers and thumbs are when using the saw.  It is easy to get inadvertently put your thumb over the spot on the wood where the blade is going to emerge.   * Always been keenly aware of where your fingers and thumbs are when using the saw.  It is easy to get inadvertently put your thumb over the spot on the wood where the blade is going to emerge.
   * Anything you're cutting on the tablesaw should be stable. ​ The fence, sled or mitre gauge will help you keep your work stable.   * Anything you're cutting on the tablesaw should be stable. ​ The fence, sled or mitre gauge will help you keep your work stable.
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   * Never use the fence to cut a piece that is wider than it is deep. Doing this will cause the piece to bind, kicking it back at you.  Instead, use the crosscut sled or mitre gauge without the fence.   * Never use the fence to cut a piece that is wider than it is deep. Doing this will cause the piece to bind, kicking it back at you.  Instead, use the crosscut sled or mitre gauge without the fence.
   * Try to position your body so it's not immediately behind the blade, so if the saw does kick back, it doesn'​t hit you. Try to hold the piece so that if it does kick back, it doesn'​t pull your hands through the blade.   * Try to position your body so it's not immediately behind the blade, so if the saw does kick back, it doesn'​t hit you. Try to hold the piece so that if it does kick back, it doesn'​t pull your hands through the blade.
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 +For an informative video on best practices for table saw safety, watch this 8 min video
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 +https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=8f8VWwtaudU
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 Some tips for the best possible cuts: Some tips for the best possible cuts:
tablesaw.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/28 14:02 by teac