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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    As for the other videos... well... let's just say that they are "pet peeves" in the sense that they depict operation of a table saw in a manner which could be safe for the operator (based on his/her...
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    I wouldn't necessary put it like this, but... yes... this is an accurate statement. :D


    Again... another correct statement.


    Again. I absolutely agree. This is one reason why I am...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Next example. Safe or unsafe?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WK6SqFLx880
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Here is another video. Again I am sure that this person is very experienced, but I don't see any obvious safety devices other than a push stick.

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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Thank you!

    Now... what about the video in the link below? At about the 04:30 mark (Scene 3), Tom Silva starts using a table saw to make a number of cuts. No blade guard. No pawls. I think I...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Thanks. This IMHO is an excellent safety video. However, I think it is clear to me that I am likely doing a terrible job of asking the right question. :( I think my question has been answered...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    As a matter of fact, yes I do ALWAYS wear my seat belt. :D Does that guarantee that I won't get hurt if I get into an accident? Heck no! But statistically speaking, I hope y'all agree that...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Likewise, I get what you are saying. My own common sense and sense of self-preservation is one of the reasons I started this thread. It's the gray area which makes me feel like my question has not...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    I found this article a few minutes ago. It is IMHO a good article that talks about choosing the right saw and safe operation as discussed in this thread. It even contains photos that depict the pro...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Another example:

    I have seen videos about how to make a crosscut sled. It strikes me as something that might be handy to have. However, the safety gear on my table saw (or any table saw) is...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Spruce: Earlier in this thread, you told a story about how you stopped some girl in shop class from using a belt sander in an unsafe manner. She continued in that same manner behind your back and...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    In fact, here is the first warning in the safety section from the manual:


    ALWAYS USE SAW BLADE GUARD, splitter
    and anti-kickback pawls for every through-sawing
    operation. Through-sawing...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    This is the heart of why I started this thread! It is the "Do as I say, not as I do" mentality that I find bothersome. I don't have to hunt down the manual. I guarantee that is says something to...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    So... getting back to my original question, the only videos I have seen that actually use the table saw's safety features (pawls, blade guard, riving knife) are those videos specifically made to talk...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    [continuation of earlier post]


    LESS-OBVIOUS DANGER: Kickback

    On any table saw, the top of the blade spins very fast and it a direction that would throw the piece you are cutting back at you...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Let me take a step back for a moment in an effort to provide some semblance of the answer that I sort of hoped to see for the benefit of future readers. Let me start by stating my understanding of...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    I just expected (or rather HOPED for) a more clear-cut/direct answer. Maybe something like


    Yes, it is safe PROVIDED that you know what you are doing, or


    They are idiots. Don't do it! :D...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Again, I think you folks answered my question... but for the heck of it, here is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Not a single safety device -- other than maybe the operator's brain --...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Thank goodness my "baby" wasn't in the room to see this! Months of therapy would have gone down the drain! LOL! :D

    But yeah.... I hear ya. I used it to install flooring, put up a fence, and...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    For instance... I drive. Although there is always the possibility that I could be involved in an accident, I really don't think much of it because 99% of the time, nothing bad happens.

    Do you...
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    Re: Table Saw Safety

    Thanks for all the replies. You all answered my question... but at the same time... well... I am not sure what I should ask, but nobody is quantifying the risk. It seems to me like I am "missing...
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    Table Saw Safety

    Alas... I am confused again. Could I ask one (or more) of you experts to weigh in?

    The issue is table saw safety. Every table saw I have seen includes a blade guard, anti-kickback pawls, and...
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    Re: Ladder Safety -- Roof Access

    Hmmm... For the fun of it, I asked Little Giant about this. Their response was that it would void the warranty.
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    Re: Ladder Safety -- Roof Access

    Does this work when you have weeds visibly growing in the gutter from ground level? :)

    So far, my methods involved climbing a ladder and cleaning out the gutters by hand. I am just not sure how...
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    Re: Ladder Safety -- Roof Access

    It has been a while since I last posted anything on this thread, but I have a sort of follow-up question.

    I have been working on and off for the last couple of weeks cleaning my gutters. I am...
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