1. USE PUSH STICKS AND PUSH BLOCKS
It’s our contention that the best way to not be cut by a table saw blade is to be sure no part of your body is near it. All fingers, hands, arms, and so on should have a good alibi when the blade is spinning. Those alibis should all include that they were nowhere close to the blade. If fingers or hands do come near the blade (like when it’s time to change it), be sure to unplug the saw first.
2. BE SURE TO INSTALL THE BLADE GUARD
Blade guards are good safety features that remind us to beware of the spinning blade while in the heat of the cut. They allow the stock to be pushed through the cutting line without exposing the blade.
3. STAND TO THE SIDE WHEN MAKING RIP CUTS
The safest area around a spinning table saw blade lies anywhere not in the blade cut line. Make a habit of standing to the side of the blade while making rip cuts. As much as possible, you want to ensure any material suddenly thrust towards you has a fighting chance to miss your body.
4. WAIT UNTIL THE BLADE STOPS SPINNING
Before removing your waste material, wait until the blade stops spinning. Then you can collect stock from the table. This holds especially true when making rip cuts that leave material between the fence and blade. A related tip—unplug the saw when you finish making your cuts.
5. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
You could probably come up with a list of many more specific table saw safety tips. We’ll classify this as a general tip to be wise. Are there power cords or scrap stock that you could trip on during the cut? Do you have safety glasses on? Ear protection?
We hope you’ve found these 5 essential table saw safety tips helpful! If you’re a Pro, and you have table saw tips, please contact us .
Post time: Jan-06-2022