Since I’m doing work with the table saw, I happened to talk about safety when using this tool since I read the 2016 reviews of table saws, is the tool that causes more accidents to be used, but much of this is not take care when working with it.
First let’s talk about the dangers that can represent such tools:
The saw has a reputation as a tool “short legs” either fingers or even part of the hand and arm, but also is dangerous because maladjustment can throw pieces of wood in the direction of the operator, a phenomenon called “rebound” “kick “or the term of the Americans” kickback “. Apart muchade the Sierras using carpenters in Mexico are built by themselves, only get a shaft with chuck and a motor and they make their mountains, and in the rush to use, They do not plan properly the cabinet and not the manufacture or with a miter gauge or with a spacer or a protection for the drive and guide the manufacture somewhat simple and you need several adjustments, and this can be potentially dangerous with time. an example is what I read in the newspaper of my state a month ago, which mentioned the death of a carpenter practically “beheaded” by the same saw blade caused by the break of support where fixed the axis, causing this is safe from the table and go directly to theoperator ….. this suggests a design error … Among other things I can mention the “harmful” of the sierra are:DUST sawdust. NOISE. poorly maintained electrical shock. FIRE iF NOT CLEAN PROPERLY. ETC.
Well, then if one already takes into account the dangers of mismanaging lA sIERRA, now let ‘s talk about safety measures in the mountains : currently the commercial saws, such as your server, bring various attachments towards increasing safety when handling the machine, perhaps because of accidents as one remember reading where the operator of a Ryobi saw was injured and sued the company for damages, won something like 1.5 million dollars, well that I remember. So now the designs of the Sierra care more that aspect of security. The fight is when we speak of a saw made by carpenters, that “lazy” or “ignorance” do not include parts that increase the safety of saws, now there a lot of materials like acrylic, plastic, aluminum as even steels which can be used to make them . “the lack of attention to safety may constitute the element that contributes to the incidence of injuries with table saws , ” he said . on occasion Jennifer Goff, assistant manager of joinery products DeWalt Well let ‘s turn to the “list” of security measures one should take into account the table saw: * Before doing anything, read the manual for the brand and model of your table saw. Enter the operating and safety procedures to your routine. * Always inspect your saw before use. So we avoid that an abnormality such as excessive dust, bare wires, loose parts or other issues cause serious accidents. * Always wear protective eyewear, because although the blade guard is taken, always get a little sawdust in our direction , so not of more use. * use hearing protection because with use and time can cause probelmas of deafness in adulthood. * When working with the machine using pusher rods, so we prevent our fingers are near the disc and reduce the risk of accidental cuts. * Same miter gauge is for us to manipulate the woods when cutting corners if our fingers get closer to the disk. Do not use the miter gauge to cut transversely leaning with cutting guide. * Use the separator and the anti setbacks “anti kickback” or device. Setbacks are one of the biggest risks when operating table saws. This occurs when the saw blade gets stuck in the cut and violently throws the workpiece backwards toward the operator. The kickback device has a row of teeth (or pawls) that are designed to hold the workpiece. For best results, periodically sharpen the ratchets. * Never use dull blades or cutting wet materials, since both increase the likelihood of clogging of the sheet material or setbacks. Also, never stand behind the cut line directly. * Always use a cutting guide; keep the blade parallel guide; never tilt the blade or the saw table as the workpiece is trapped in an angle between the blade and the fence. To avoid this always check that the fence is parallel relative to the saw and if not, adjust it as indicated in the manual. Also in my case, as the depth of the guide I found very small relative to the size of the disk, you place tables plywood 18mm lined with formica to increase this camber and improve sliding in the guide. * Wear protective guard disk as we also avoid the sawdust go up in our face, besides that protects our limbs. * Use the sheet for the material being cut.Replace dull blades and with missing teeth, as both can cause setbacks. The accumulation of sap and resin also increases the potential for setbacks. * Inspect materials to check deformations, knots or other defects, which can lead to setbacks. * Never turn on a table saw with a workpiece and placed against the blade . The blade should be projected only 1/8 to 1/4 higher than the material thickness inch. Never stand directly in line with the blade. * The large workpieces need special attention. They can make you overextend yourself or lose your balance. Have a helper hold the workpiece or use a base adjustable support. * A portable table saw must have a firm and secure base. Do not place the base on a soft or sloping ground or on rocks or loose gravel. * Keep the saw table and surrounding area clean of debris, tools or other items. When cleaning or make adjustments to the saw table, turn off and unplug
Taking into account these tips, you can have the confidence to use your saw without any problem.