Enjoy big-time safety cutting small parts at the bandsaw
Tablesaws and mitersaws yield clean and straight cuts, but holding small pieces on either machine can be a hassle at best, and a safety nightmare at worst. So when making a lot of small, identical, eight-sided pieces for stacking puzzles, I turned to the bandsaw. The sled shown holds the workpiece steady for a smooth cut with no chance of binding or kickback. Vary the size and shape of the notch in the workpiece locator to suit your needs.
—Dan Martin, Galena, Ohio