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07.10.2014
Wrong Way, Right Way: Use a push stick to keep your hands away from the blade, and a splitter or riving knife (visible just behind blade) to help prevent kickback. On its own the tablesaw rips boards to width, cuts them to precise length, and makes a variety of angled cuts. UdyRegan writes: Most people do like to use the saws with the guards off as they find them annoying, but my gripe is that guards in some saw models are so flawed in designed that its frustrating not to be able to use them. There is a "Table Saw Safety Guide" which lives on my table saw as the least expensive, most practical safety equipment which also allows you to cut an arrow straight line and eliminate a lot of sanding. Al1961 writes: I am new to woodworking and wonder why it warns about pulling the stock through the blade.
Most novice woodworkers despise the blade guard because, as one commenter noted, "I need to see where the cut is to be made." NOOOO, you don't need to see the blade have it do it's job. There are some cuts that preclude using a blade guard but they are minimal and should be made with extra care (fear). Call be a idot but I have read and was recommended that the blade be raised as high as you can.
Tolpin writes: Basically, the point is to stand out of the line of fire (which is the line between the blade and the fence. Case in point, when I was much younger one of my friends walked into a sawmill as the saw grabbed the flitch and removed his head from eyebrows up. If the contact area of the carbide on a shallow blade is compared with that of one set high, it is fairly obvious that the carbide contacts for a much shorter time, hence less heat build up.
On friendly timber, that behaves nicely, I keep the blade with bottom of gullet clear for waste clearance. If you don't use saw a guard where ever possible, I recommend Russian roulette, you won't bleed as long that way, unless you have your U-Beaut saw stop. Curteshelman writes: I have been in lots of shops and never seen anyone using a blade guard on a table saw. While at my favorite woodworking supply shop, there were 3 or 4 representatives from a named blade mfg. MBerger writes: You can use the online Tool Guide to browse all the tablesaws we've reviewed in the magazine.
I recall the beginnings of my tablesaw experience when a piece of plywood began to kickback and then suddenly flew up into the air and away from the saw.
In that shop hand outlines with fingers missing were painted in red on the saw tables to keep us thinking safety. You are now ready to cut some wood!  Use a ruler to measure the distance from the blade to the aux.
No-one (that I can recall in this thread, so I may be mistaken) has mentioned using a short rip fence for ripping, whether it be for wide or thin stuff, allied to a decent riving knife and crown guard-- items and options not available or fitted to US style saws, although I think Venecia mentioned these latter items.
The riving knife resembles a US style splitter but is much more substantial and attached directly to the rise and fall mechanism of the saw blade. Funnily enough, when I walked into the workshop at my new job I was surrounded by Wadkin machinery, including a CP12 version of my saw which was the bigger CP16.
Each year, nearly 70,000 professional woodworkers, carpenters, and do-it-yourselfers suffer some sort of tablesaw blade contact.
Think of all the jigs and add ons needed to use a table saw and one has to wonder why they don't make any improvements. Kikodoss writes: Interesting they chose to release the job site saw first, obviously seeing a hole in the SawStop lineup, which they have since addressed.


While it might be nice of Bosch or Sawstop to give away their innovations, that's not the way a competition-based economy usually works. That said, I'm excited to see some competition, and I hope some cabinet saw manufacturers license Bosch's technology. I'm not in favor of people receiving millions of dollars for using the saw inappropriately. I do not get why anybody would want to argue that a saw Co should charge you $3500 for a cabinet saw with the EXACT same design they had in 1970. I love that finally saw Co's are putting money into their saws and I hope we see a wave of advancements and lower pricing as that price increase is unjustified.
In the years since his attempts to negotiate payments from saw manufacturers, Gass has spent a lot of his time as a paid "expert witness" working for the personal injury trial attorneys who find injured people to sue the manufacturers. It will be interesting to see if the release of this Bosch system has an effect on the endless stream of lawsuits based on "I did something stupid, injured myself, give me money!" If the tide turns, and juries can be consistently convinced that the only acceptable saw is one with some sort of safety system, then expect the days of the sub-$1000 table saw to be gone. I have been a cabinetmaker and a clock maker for 50 years, my first table saw was a Skil saw turned upside down inside a wooden box mounted on sawhorses. Check blade guard and anti-kickback pawls for proper operation, and check the alignment of the splitter. Turn the tablesaw off and allow the blade to stop spinning before you pick up stock or scrap.
If crosscutting a long workpiece, use a long miter gauge fence or a sled and support the far end of the board hanging off the table.
Don't use the miter gauge for wide workpieces that force the miter gauge off the front of the table. I teach my students that the blade should be set above the material to the depth of the shortest gullets. Granted it was not a 10 inch blade that threw it, but the principle still applies if you don't want pieces of timber bouncing around the room, with or without riving knife and short or long fence.
Click on the "Tool Guide" link in the top navigation then navigate to the section on tablesaws. My learning days in woodworking were during college summers employed in a wood shop where fortunately for me the owner was very safety concious and had a good training and safety program.
But if you go to post # 6 you will see I posted a picture of all those on my saw and mentioned with all the "goodies" I added. Apart from the saw I had in the US I hadn't used Wadkin kit in ten years, but it was just like riding a bike--- all the knobs and controls are right where I expect them to be, ha, ha.
Still, similar blades are run in spindle moulders, but in that case there is usually added guarding and tunnelling rigged up.
Feel bad for your bud, but thats why there is a guard, if only to tell you where the blade is! Goss deserves a great deal of credit for not just his safety technology but also for building the technically very best saw he could. It is unlikely that employers and hobbyist can afford to replace all their woodworking tools with new models, but all can adopt a safety first attitude. Add a dado set (an adjustable stack of blades) and you can cut dadoes, rabbets, and box joints.
You can remove it to clear the entire table for ripping plywood or any large stock in about ten seconds! Also put a paddle of some sort over the switch so you can hit the paddle with your foot or hip to turn off the saw--that way, you can keep your hands on the board or panel if it starts to shift and you want to turn off the saw.


The cutting force of a high blade is nearly perpendicular to the direction of the travel, this makes it difficult to throw the timber but may lift the rear of the board. That happy medium will keep the blade cutting properly while not exposing too much of it to your precious fingers. Most saw operators using dado blades seem reluctant to create similar guarding, but that might be due to the 'hurry-up' nature of the job in hand, or maybe a lack of appreciation for the inherent dangers of using such a tool. Back in 2002, Steve Gass revolutionized the power tool and machinery industry with the release of the SawStop tablesaw, and we've been waiting to see if anyone else could do it ever since.
I had planned to buy a SawStop this spring (50th B-day present to myself), but I just may hold off.
What the Industry needs is advancements in not only flesh detecting technology but also ways to avoid hand to blade contact or closeness altogether.
I will not use my table saws without this equipment installed and I will not let ANYONE use them either.
If you are mostly cutting solid stock for making small furniture for the fun of it, you actually don't need a table saw--but that's a whole 'nuther story!
I just had to push the wood through - couldn't even see the blade, and just about impossible to cut myself. Another popular jig is a crosscut sled, used for pieces that are too large for the tablesaw's miter gauge. Through all these years, I have never heard ANYONE tell me that the blade should be raised as high as possible. You are making the board travel in a crooked path over the blade, which is dangerous in my opinion. The guard is laying in the bottom of the custom cabinet that I built before I even had the saw out of the box. According to Bosch, the saw uses a proprietary flesh-detecting Active Response Technology, which rapidly detects human flesh that comes in contact with the blade and drops the blade below the tabletop.
While this sounds somewhat similar to SawStop technology, Bosch announced a handful of other features that differ from the grandfather of super-safe tablesaws including a 60-second system re-set, and a two-shot cartridge that allows for two activations before replacement is required. That Craftsman with steel leg stand, 2 high speed steel blades and a carbide blade cost me 250.00 and in the 42 years I have used it, I have replaced 2 motors and replaced the arbor ball bearings twice.
I have taught hundreds of 14 to 18 year old students, who I teach to use the tablesaw independently (I don't hold their hands). They hardly ever to come off the saw, even for angled cuts and cuts that don't go all the way through a board. Not once have I had a single injury involving the loss of blood on the tablesaw, and to memory I can only think of 1 student who was hit by a kickback (and he wasn't doing as he was taught).
The reason being, the carbide tip blades get hot when not raised therefore expanding and causing burn.
I've tried raising the blade (only as far as I felt comfortable with as a spinning saw blade high enough to feel the wind from it makes you think twice) and it does stop the burn.



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