|Project by DonH||posted 02-16-2012 01:56 PM||4530 views||26 times favorited||21 comments|
I recently upgraded my table saw and decided to improve the safety of using it. I prefer to rip on my bandsaw when capacity allows so the table saw is primarilly for cross cuts.
I added a cross cut sled, outfeed table and overhead safety equipment storage (sort of in your face – no excuse not use the right gear).
The sled is fully enclosed and has dust collection through an overhead system using ABS plumbing parts. the travel of the sled is limited in both directions, back by the riving knife which I leave in place and forward by bench dogs in the outfeed table as shown. The blade is impossible to touch at any time – even the slots cut out of the clear plastic cover at the fence end (they are to accomodate stops) do not allow you to touch the blade even if you try. The blade is always contained within the sled structure.
Not a very big project but I thought it may be of some interest.
-- DonH Orleans Ontario