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    Default Fantastic table saw safety photo

    I just saw this photo on the Timbecon website. The add contains the following text:

    "Helps to keep the stock against the fence on router tables and saw benches, etc. Reduces the kickback and chattering. Fits 19mm mitre slots. Used in conjunction with the push stick, it makes for safe and trouble free sawing. "

    I've had a table saw accident but even I'm not stupid enough to put my hands where this goose has his.
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    Hmmm, maybe I'd add a blade guard too and drop the blade about 3 inches. Oh, call me Mr Thicky; but with the featherboard in that position won't it press the offcut against the blade causing burning etc? I regularly use a similar device on my Triton but it presses the timber against the fence BEFORE it touches the blade, only the last half inch or so of the plank isn't pressed against the fence.

    I note that the text reads "Used in conjuction with the push stick"; perhaps they are using an artificial limb as a push stick in the photo? I suspect that these would have to be incredibly cheap too as you would only get one or two cuts out of each one

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    Interesting concept - a push stick made of meat.......

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    Everything about that is just so, so wrong

    You would think that a supplier of power tools, machinery and accessories such as Timbecon would have a close look before putting it on their website.

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    I dunno what you guys are getting all hot and bothered for, the blade is not moving

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    I dunno what you guys are getting all hot and bothered for, the blade is not moving
    He also has another hand as a backup should the worst happen.
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    Exclamation What not to do.

    I think this image is wrongly labelled.
    This is the what not to do image.

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    Not so long ago the ABC's Gardening Australia featured a bloke who specialised in "recycling" materials you could add to your garden. In the particular episode I am thinking of, he was cutting a piece of timber with a portable powersaw. So... you say.... It looked totally wrong to me for some reason....then I realised he was cutting lefthanded. That is, he had a "normal powersaw (which are righthanded) in his left hand and left his"free hand" (his right one) to be in the way of the approaching saw. It was quite unnerving.
    Just do it!

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    Remember.
    Any thing with sharp teeth eats meat.
    Most powertools have sharp teeth.
    People are made of meat.
    Abrasives can be just as dangerous as a blade.....and 10 times more painfull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    I dunno what you guys are getting all hot and bothered for, the blade is not moving
    Perhaps it is a Sawstop table saw

    cheers
    Any thing with sharp teeth eats meat.
    Most powertools have sharp teeth.
    People are made of meat.
    Abrasives can be just as dangerous as a blade.....and 10 times more painfull.

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    HA! No worse than the big ad I saw for Glock handguns, they had managed to ram the cartridges into the clip backwards.

    Speaking of safety. I was cutting 6mm plexiglas on a table saw, 25cm x 72 tooth blade, maybe up 25mm. Earmuffs & goggles. Chips flying everywhere, felt one hit my forehead, it stung more than the others. Estimated rim speed of the blade 180mph. One of the tungsten carbide teeth.

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    I realise that this is a minor issue compared to the impending loss of fingers ..........but the featherboard is in the wrong position

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    The feather board IS in the wrong position and is wrongly set.
    The handling of the workpiece in the way pictured IS dangreous.
    And the lack of any sort of guard IS dangerous.

    BUT there are plenty of similar pictures in catalogues and magazines.......mostly the pictures are shot by photographers that have absolutly no idea of the work process it the safety issues

    Having the blade fully up for a ripping cut however is correct practice.

    cheers
    Any thing with sharp teeth eats meat.
    Most powertools have sharp teeth.
    People are made of meat.
    Abrasives can be just as dangerous as a blade.....and 10 times more painfull.

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    Maybe the picture should have the caption "Spot this weeks deliberate mistake(s)"
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    Cheers John

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