If you want to learn how to cut a plank with a table saw without loosing a finger, then you are reading the right post. Although cutting wood with a table saw is not a difficult procedure, there are many professionals and DIYers out there who don't know how to carry it out safely. The truth is that using a table saw is safe and easy if you understand how to do it.

By using a table saw, you will be able to cut an inch or as much as you need to, from the length of the plank. Another advantage of using a saw bench, is that you can cut a straight line, something that is impossible with other wood cutting tools/machines, for example a handsaw.

Things you need to know before cutting your wood with a table saw.

At first, have a look whether the blade guard is sharp and working properly. Then, make sure that your blade is not too high in order to avoid possible kickback. Kickback occurs when your wood gets caught by the blade and is thrown towards you. There are many reasons that a kickback can happen, so it is very important to always maintain control of the situation, as you could get seriously injured. Remember to stand to the side just in case kickback happens.

After ensuring that the blade is positioned correctly, mark your wooden plank and start the saw. Finally run the plank through the table saw. Once you have finished, turn off the saw and wait for the blade to stop completely before removing the wooden plank.

Note: It is important to mention that you will need to keep your hands in a safe distance from the blade and avoid to wear all kind of jewelry.

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