|Forum topic by Pimzedd||posted 03-17-2012 04:51 PM||1534 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-17-2012 04:51 PM
I hope this does not start a big argument but knowing this group, it probably will. There is a video on Youtube entitled Table Saw Safety. As you can see, it shows long sleeve clothing and gloves getting caught in a table saw.
These are set up videos. Are they realistic? I’m not sure. Having taught “shop” for 34 years and operated a table saw since 1962, I can see that such accidents can happen. I never had a student get clothing caught in class. I did have a student get a cotton glove caught in a drill press while working on the job. He ripped his hand out the back of the glove as it caught and avoided getting his arm wrapped around the chuck; adrenalin is a good thing!
There has been discussion here about the need of using a guard on a table saw. This video seems to me to show one reason for using a guard. I am sure some will say, with justification, that they never wear long sleeves when operating equipment and therefore don’t need the guard to protect against that issue. I know when wearing long sleeves, I keep them rolled up above my elbows. Will I remember to do that every time? I hope so.
I also seem to remember a question about wearing gloves when operation equipment. This video shows what could happen when wearing a glove, pretty traumatic.
I have posted this just to try get everyone to give some thought to their clothing while operating machines.
Think about it. Be Safe.
-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school