How To Be Safe When Using a Table Saw

It’s so important to be safe when cutting wood and in particular using power tools. We will list some of the most important points that you need to know below.

-Read the user’s manual carefully.

-Be sure to understand the instructions before using a tool or machine.

-Know the uses and limitations of tools and machines before using them.

What safety precautions should be taken when using a table saw?

-Wear safety glasses or goggles or face shield (with safety glasses or goggles).

-Wear appropriate ear protectors at the level and frequency of the noise that is exposed in the carpentry workshop.

-Wear appropriate ear protectors at the level and frequency of the noise that is exposed in the carpentry workshop.

-Wear protective footwear as needed.

-Wear protective footwear as needed.

-Pay particular attention to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to reduce the risk of kickback (the sharp retreat to the operator of a piece of wood due to the impact of a sawtooth).

-Pay particular attention to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to reduce the risk of kickback (the sharp retreat to the operator of a piece of wood due to the impact of a sawtooth).

-Select the appropriate blades for the type of work to be performed.

-Select the appropriate blades for the type of work to be performed.

-Make sure the blades are clean, sharp and securely fastened so that they cut freely, without the need to force the workpiece against the blade.

-Make sure the blades are clean, sharp and securely fastened so that they cut freely, without the need to force the workpiece against the blade.

-Use the guards provided with the saw or those designed for use with the saw. Leave them in place and keep them in good condition.Use a blade guard that is high enough to cover the part of the blade that is lifting above the workpiece to be cut. The guard must be wide enough to cover the blade when it is tilted. The height of the blade should be adjusted so that the top of the workpiece is not more than 3 mm (1/8 “).

-Make sure the guide is locked in place after adjusting it to the desired width.
Hold the workpiece firmly on the tray and against the guide as the workpiece is being worked.

-Ensure that there is adequate support to maintain a piece of wood; use tray extensions or rollers on the side or rear of the large parts. The assistant must wait until the workpiece reaches the edge of the tray extension and does not advance towards the saw blade.

-The assistant must wait until the workpiece reaches the edge of the tray extension and does not advance towards the saw blade for optimum safety.

-Push the wood so that the blade is pushed in the opposite direction of the blades rotation.

-Move the longitudinal guide out of the way when making cross-sections. Never use it as a cutting gauge.Use a pusher to remove the cut piece between guide and blade.

-Use a pusher to remove the cut piece between guide and blade.Make sure the hands are never in front of the blade.

-Make sure the hands are never in front of the blade. Use a protective device with a separating knife and anti-rebound fingers for longitudinal cuts or cross-sections.

-Use a protective device with a separating knife and anti-rebound fingers for longitudinal cuts or cross-sections. Keep the body and face on one side of the saw blade, off the line where there might be a setback.

-Keep the body and face on one side of the saw blade, off the line where there might be a setback. Provide adequate support at the back and sides of a saw bench for a wide, long room.

-Provide adequate support at the back and sides of a saw bench for a wide, long room. Use caution when waxing, cleaning or servicing the sawbench. Stop and unplug (or lock) a saw before performing any other work on the saw.

-Use caution when waxing, cleaning or servicing the sawbench. Stop and unplug (or lock) a saw before performing any other work on the saw. Keep the area clean and clear. Use the machines in a well-lit and uncluttered area.

-Keep the area clean and clear. Use the machines in a well-lit and uncluttered area. Use appropriate sawdust disposal systems, as required by the saw.

-Use appropriate sawdust disposal systems, as required by the saw.