Table Saw

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Specific Safety Instructions for Cabinet Saws

  1. ALWAYS USE A GUARD - Always use a guard, splitter and anti-kickback fingers on all “thrusawing” operations. Thru-sawing operations are those when the blade cuts completely through the workpiece as in ripping or crosscutting.
  2. ALWAYS HOLD THE WORK - Always hold the work firmly against the miter gauge or fence.
  3. ALWAYS USE A PUSH STICK - For ripping narrow stock. Refer to ripping applications in instruction manual where push sticks are covered in detail.
  4. NEVER - Never perform any operations “free-hand” which means using your hands to support or guide the workpiece. Always use either the fence or the miter gauge to position and guide the workpiece.
  5. NEVER - Never stand or have any part of your body in line with the path of the saw blade.
  6. NEVER REACH BEHIND - Never reach behind or over the cutting tool with either hand for any reason.
  7. MOVE THE RIP FENCE - Move the rip fence out of the way when crosscutting.
  8. WHEN CUTTING MOULDINGS - Never run the stock between the fence and the moulding cutterhead. Refer to moulding applications in the accessory manual for details.
  9. DIRECTION OF FEED - Feed work into the blade against the direction of rotation.
  10. NEVER - Never use the fence as a cut-off gauge when you are crosscutting.
  11. NEVER - Never attempt to free a stalled saw blade without first turning the saw OFF.
  12. PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT - To the rear and sides of the table saw for wide or long workpieces.
  13. AVOID KICKBACKS - Avoid kickbacks (work thrown back towards you) by keeping the blade sharp, by keeping the rip fence parallel to the saw blade, by keeping the splitter and anti-kickback fingers and guard in place and operating, by not releasing work before it is pushed all the way past the saw blade, and by not ripping work that is twisted or warped or does not have a straight edge to guide along the fence.
  14. AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS - Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a sudden slip could cause your hand to move into the spinning blade.


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  • 2020-01-22 JP: purchased new; owned by Makerspace Nanaimo
  • 2021-01-18 TJ: blade arbor lock pin found broken
    • 2021-01-20 KS/KK: replacement pin installed
  • 2021-01-21 JP: 208V extension plug / wall receptacle has loose friction fit; suggest twist-lock replacement