Safety Week 2009 is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we can go back to our old habits…especially if they were bad ones!!
Next to the dangers of dust exposure I think one of the most talked about topics is tablesaw kickback. Unfortunately at some point all of us will have experienced it. The question at hand is how can we minimize the damage when it happens.
If we’re lucky we’ll be able to walk away with no more than a scratch, a little shakey and maybe with a new sense of appreciation for the safety equipment we employ to keep ourselves safe. At worst…well, let’s just hope it never happens.
Minimizing the dangers in our shops should be our No.1 priority. And to get started we need to know what we’re facing. Knowing the enemy is half the battle. And thanks to our guest expert Hendrik Varju of Passion for Wood we have a video clip from his latest DVD “Revelations on Tablesaw Set-up & Safety” that demonstrates the real danger of kickback.
This is a low-res clip, so it’ll appear a little grainy, but it’s a great look at our worst fear in the shop. To order a copy of the DVD CLICK HERE.
A huge thank you to Milescraft for donating this year’s safety equipment schwag. Winner’s this year will be receiving a schwag prize package including Milescraft’s Dual Featherboard System, Blade Changer and Push Stick Docking Station.
For more great Safety ideas visit The Wood Whisperer or Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Safety Blog. You’ll find more blogs, safety quizzes, videos, tool safety manuals and links to other ideas and shows.
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