use a hold down clamp, or your hand. I'd never let a board float under
any circumstance.The blade only climbs on the way out, just like a
slider saw does.
I've always been more careful with my table saw as it too can lift and
throw wood under the right circumstances.
As far as I am concerned all power saws are dangerous, except a band
The bandsaw is just as dangerous as the other saws. It feels tame, but
will slice through something without a second thought. It's much less
likely to throw something, but that's the only bit that's really safer.
A *lot* of the amputations are by meat cutters. They operate the
tools a little differently than woodworkers. The lacerations aren't
such a bid deal. The only time I did a number on myself with my table
saw, it was off. OTOH, surprisingly, there are a lot more than table
saws, presumably because there are so many more (meat cutting)
bandsaws in operation.
If you read the first one, he wasn't even cutting anything--some kind of
powered vise on the saw crushed his finger. That's something you have
to be careful about with such reports--they don't quite report what you
think they report.
I've sawn several logs that have been comprised of hard and soft spots.
You push at a pressure level appropriate to keep the feed going through the
hard stuff, and when you get to the soft stuff it just flies. By the time
you react, the wood is 2-3" further than when you said "ooh!" and went to
While the saw isn't pulling your hands in, they are heading towards the
danger zone and suddenly accelerating can be just like being pulled in.
You need to buy (or at least borrow) one or the other depends on the type o
f task you'd need. Both works differently. Table saws work perfectly when c
utting huge pieces of wood especially plywood but if you need to have angle
d cuts, the RAS works better. Maybe it will do you good to read something l
ike the link below to fully understand, too.
On 8/10/2016 7:09 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Cutting miters on a TS is no problem at all for the experienced and with
a decent miter gauge. I have no problem cutting miters at all with my
TS and Incra miter gauge.
And with a sled, like the Dubby, miters on a TS are easy even for a novice.
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