> any safety tips ?
Prevent the blade catching the work and sending the piece, you, &/or the saw
flying. The piece can lift and even rotate violently, Gou, or shooting it
straight back in-line, gouging the hell out of the surface of the wood and
possibly even killing you. Can happen on long thin pieces, or short, fat.
When pushing a piece using the fence, and you come close to the blade coming
through, you may be thinking, well if I just keep pushing from the corner
closest to you, but farthest form the fence sort of at an angle it will keep
the piece against the fence until its cut through. Just stop it from
shooting back as it pushes through. A split second before the blades
through, the gap between the two parts on the two sides of the blade will
break away and bind the piece you are pushing into the blade, if you do not
begin pushing directly forward on the the piece between the fence and the
blade, possibly even guiding one or both sides as you finish. There is no
split second allowance when doing this. Remember to never put your fingers
in a position where if there is a kickback, they can be pushed towards the
blade, which is easier said than done. If I am holding a push pad I never
wrap my hand around the handle. But don't let it slip either. I always run
things through in my mind, sometimes lower the blade and run through
physically, especially if setting up a outfeed roller stand, which has to be
not only the right height, but guide the piece along the fence perfectly as
it rolls across. Micro-adjust by spinning the ROUND shaft to get the pefect
roll with the blade all put down into the table, after having set the height
with the shafts knob.