Over the past few years, technological advancements have emerged that reduce the risk of incurring injury while using a table saw. One method you can use to prevent your fingers from being cut is installing extra feeder wheels or springs, they help in adding pressure on the sides of your lumber thus protecting them from ripping apart and causing injury.
For even more protection try substituting your bare hands with push sticks and feather boards, traditionally these systems are clamped onto the saw top for better performance. Nonetheless, if your blades are prone to accumulation of dust then it would be appropriate to use a dust extractor to remove the piles instead.
Likewise, a commercial dust extractor can be placed around the spinning blades so that an accidental fire is not aroused due to excess friction. Extractors also reduce the risk of inhaling dust explosions which can be dangerous to your lungs, these systems generally facilitate a healthier working-environment.
The magnetic featherboard
It boasts of a patented Grip-Tite feature that helps in holding up the cast iron while performing various tasks, consequently improving grip quality. The main advantage of this product is that it’s easy to install on iron tool decks or even metallic fences, when used correctly they can prevent material kickback and projection of dust specks towards the eye. Thus allowing one to rip any type of wood whether hard or soft on the table saw, without necessarily placing their hands next to the blades.
Here, a small portion of electric current is passed through the blades each time that the machine is turned on, allowing users to regulate tempo/speed accordingly. Electric current dispersal is carefully monitored by the in-built console, and if there’s any change in power generation then the automatic brake system would be activated, consequently triggering an aluminum braking block to stop the blades for emergency purposes.
The saw is designed to stop after every 5 milliseconds, with precise angular momentum which guarantees the best quality cuts.
It’s been stated that a well-proportioned blade reduces the risk of injury by up to a half, ideally your device’s cutting edge should extend higher than the surface board being worked on by up to 75 mm. This minimizes the chances of encountering kickbacks and also allows for much smoother cuttings. For a smoother finish, never ignore the height specifications of your device.
Nonetheless, there are two competing schools that are still in contention. Some experts believe that the blade should rise slightly above the material being worked on, this prevents the chances of losing a finger in case of injury. Alternatively, others argue that the saw works at its best when blade teeth arcs at the top are perpendicularly inclined.
It facilitates chip ejection and shortens the distance through which your device’s serrated edges access the material that’s being worked on, consequently one would use less energy to power the machine and this translates to affordable electric bills. Despite all these techniques, due diligence and paying attention to what you are doing are the best principles to apply for maintaining safety.