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7 safety rules to never violate

Get pushy
Using a push stick on table saw
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This pushstick can pass right
over the blade and still support
the cutoff. Replace the heel when
it becomes too kerfed.

Get pushy

Use pushsticks designed with plenty of surface area in contact with the workpiece; they hold the board down while keeping your hand several inches from the blade. A pushstick doesn't have to be pretty, complicated, or expensive -- the shop-made one shown consists of just scrap 2x4 with an MDF heel. Keep a pushstick at each tool station and always within easy reach.

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Comments (2)
tommandkay wrote:

Staying mentally sharp is my favorite and very important. Working when tired can cause carelessness. Also don't work when upset. I did once...once. My mother was ill, and called me while I was in the shop. After I hung up I went back to the table saw, and was thinking so much about what was going on with her, that I nearly separated two finger tips from my hand. I had to take a trip to ER, and everything turned out fine, but the lesson was painfully learned.

9/26/2014 12:24:58 AM Report Abuse
daxthelm2 wrote:

Feather board?

9/18/2014 01:24:05 PM Report Abuse

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