Don't even think about it.
Gloves will cause more danger than they can protect you from. Any decent table
saw would shread a glove AND rip your finger off. Use the guards the saw came
with and use a good purpose built push stick.
If you are working with small pieces make/buy a sled with a work clamp so you
can stay a safe distance from the blade.
This can be as simple as a piece of plywood with a track on the bottom that
rides in the groove on the table and some guides you temporarily screw to the
plywood. Then you are pushing the sled that is holding the workpiece.
That is really the way to go when you are making several pieces alike. It saves
time, increases precision and saves fingers
I think everybody answered your question but let me add something. No
gloves, watches, rings, long sleeves or ANYTHING that may get snagged on the
blade. I was a cabinet maker for over 10 years and had seen a lot of fingers
fly due to all that stuff.
Remove the two instances of "REM" in my email address to reply.
"Doug Kanter" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Not to minimize the danger of tangling directly with the blade but I have
sustained more injuries from kickback on a table saw than any that shed any
blood. I have seen many from trying to rip too large a stock, dull blades
and fence mis-alignment with the blade. An upside is that after breaking my
finger many years in a TS accident I now have a legitimate excuse for not
being able to get my wedding ring on (not that I object to my marriage but
rather have a dislike of wearing rings).
From personal experience, NO GLOVES! Thirty two years ago I got my
gloved left hand yanked into a table saw blade. It happened in the
blink of an eye. Fortunately I didn't lose the index finger, but it's
mangled. If you're afraid of the saw, don't use it.
the kind that don't let you turn on the power to the blade?
I think what people are getting at is that if your finger gets nicked
in the saw, it's likely to just get cut. if a glove gets nicked, it
is likely to get pulled into the blade, bringing your hand along for
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
That is a good one. Since I just purchased a table saw I squirmed just
reading theses posts. I always used push sticks and am damn respectful of
what that machinery can do. I am the type that visions the worst (something
kicking back into my face, hand going across blade) and make sure I never
get too casual while cutting. I do sometimes use surgical gloves to get a
better grip on the push sticks which I guess is also a no-no from reading
here. Is there such a thing as a foot button to be able to turn the saw off
after a cut instead of having to reach down? I guess safety issues would
rise from that also.
The book "Table Saw Magic" by Jim Tolpin includes plans for making a paddle
that you bump with your knee to shut the saw off. I think there is a similar
device described in "The Table Saw Book" by Kelly Mehler. One or both should
be available through your local library.
Gloves will _increase_ the hazard (of snagging and being dragged into
the blade). Even chain mail gloves won't help much (if at all).
Invest in push sticks/blocks, and make sure that the saw's safety equipment
(splitter, guards, etc) is properly installed and used.
If you have the money and are that paranoid, replace the saw with a "Saw-stop"
saw. These have "meat detection" and extremely fast blade braking.
See: http://www.sawstop.com/home.htm under "How it works".
[The Sawstop technology has been covered in the woodworking press going
back a couple years, and is for real.]
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It's not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
its time for LETTERMAN!!!! he swoops down out of the sky and removes the G
from GLOVE leaving only the word LOVE!!!
you dont need a glove, you just need to respect the saw. one good way to do
this is to actually read some books on how to safely use a table saw.
None! Anything on your hand or finger is a danger. Don't wear gloves
and don't wear rings. If you are really careful you won't wear
watches. Anything that you put on your hand has a danger of pulling
your hand into the saw if it touches the saw.
Not only 'NO GLOVES' but all rings, bracelets, neck chains and the like
should be removed or not worn at all when working on any machinery,
including you car battery, car engine, workshop saws .............. in fact
anything. Also long hair should be tied back and/or covered.
There have been too many accidents where the above items have caused injury,
disfigurement and/or deaths.
1) Ring worn by an electrician caught in an electrical box; electrician fell
from a ladder and severed whole ring finger also pulling out tendons to
shoulder. I saw the photograph. Ugh!
2) Wrist bracelets/bangles caught in car door latch and women's hand was
badly damaged when heavy door swung onto it. She was unable to use other had
to prevent door from swinging!
3) Substantial gold neck chain caught in vertical drilling machine; chain
did not break and mans face was drawn into the rotating drill.
4) Long hair caught in wire fence and person hung until fellow workers could
assisted. Some hair was pulled out from the roots causing a permanent bald
area of scalp.
5) Working on a battery connection under hood of car a signet/club type
finger ring short-circuited between the live 12 volts and frame of car. Ring
melted and caused damage to finger which had to be partially amputated.
6) Worker lifting something had the heavy object fall on fingers one of
which had a ring on it. The crushed ring severed the finger; other fingers
although badly bruised finally recovered.
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