DeWALT DW745 safety

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Forum topic by ulises48 posted 02-21-2012 12:43 PM 1375 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2012 12:43 PM

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Hello all.
I just received my new DeWalt DW745 10inch table saw. It sits unassembled on top of a regular table in my workshop awaiting the arrival of a proper table for it, while I read the manual over and over. I am mostly concerned about safety.
Do anyone here who has owned and used this particular saw knows of aftermarket better safety equipment for this particular tool? Blade guards splitting-riving knifes or antikickback devices?
Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 02:54 PM

As equipped and engineered, it is as safe as anything on the market. YOU are the most important safety device. Don’t screw with the saw trying to change engineered features. You will only degrade performance. It is your responsibility to famialiarize yourself with the tool and the techniques needed to use it. Make sure it is securely mounted at a comfortable height for you, and be careful. There is no magic bullet that will protect you from carelessness, incompetence, or stupidity. Be sure of what you are doing. If it scares you too much, and a healthy dose of fear can instill respect and caution—but if it truely scares you, put it back in the box, return it and do something else.

If looking for a good place to start, Jim Tolpin’s book on table saws is a good introductory.


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#2 posted 02-21-2012 03:01 PM

Reread Fussy’s post several times.


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