Welcome to Wood Workers Safety Week 2012! Woot!
I know, you have heard EVERYTHING about shop safety, right? You’ve heard it all, seen it all, tried it all and you can’t stand to see something else about it. Sure. But, it never hurts to have a refresher to help remind you about how to prevent painful, disfiguring and costly injuries.
While all tools pose a potential safety risk, the table saw remains the number one culprit in shop injuries. Accidental blade contact and kickback are two of the common ways that people can be injured.
Of course, there are a number of safety devices included in your table saw. Whether it’s flesh-sensing technology or a simple splitter and blade guard, each of these gadgets works to help prevent mishaps. While they are useful, some woodworkers see them as non-essential add ons that just slow them down.
This week, look at your table saw setup and let us know how much safety equipment you use on your table saw. Is it the whole shebang, or do you get rid of those safety devices?