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The Bandsaw SAFETY TIPThe bandsaw is one of the safest machines designed to cut wood.Because the blade moves downward into the table, there is no tendency to lift up your workpiece, so kickback is non-existent.
Compared to the tablesaw, mitre saw and radial arm saw, the bandsaw is supreme for safety.A few precautions are nevertheless important, since any cutting machine can result in injury.1.Set the blade support assembly just ⅛' or less above your workpiece.
This prevents your fingers from getting into the blade area.2.Use extreme caution when your fingers are close to the blade.The table throat insert, which is the round metal plate your blade goes through, should be considered a safety zone.
You rarely need to put your fingers within that area at all.If you do, use a push stick.3.Be careful at the end of a cut when the blade exits your workpiece.People sometimes get injured at this point, not realizing that the blade is about to become fully exposed.
Even if you are an inch away from exiting, you could suddenly reach a softer (less dense) area of wood, which allows you to lunge forward at greater than normal speed....