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The Table Saw SAFETY TIP:The best advice I can give about safety is to use your blade guard.This is a safety feature ignored by many people, especially professionals.You might notice, however, that some professionals have only 8 or 9 fingers.
And if professionals lose a finger from time to time, think about the odds for an amateur.It isn't the blade guard cover that is of such importance - if you are wearing safety goggles.The anti-kickback fingers are very helpful and, in some circumstances, do prevent kickback.
But the splitter at the back of the blade guard is absolutely vital for ripping operations.To understand why, you need to understand why kickback occurs.Kickback occurs when the leading edge of the board that is being ripped drifts away from the fence.
The rising teeth at the back of the blade catch the bottom of the board and send it flying upwards.Then the bottom of the board skates across the top teeth of the spinning blade.The board is violently thrown upwards and to the left.
If you're lucky, it will fly over your left shoulder.If you're not, it can hit you in the face, chest, stomach, etc.The speed...