Safety With Small Table Saw Cut-Offs
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are two techniques for getting small Table-Saw cut-offs out
of your way:
Table Sawing cut-offs can create one of two problems:
Often, they're so small that they can fall through the slot
in your Table Insert, where they'll either get lodged in the
dust collection pick-up and eventually cause a clog ...or
be grabbed and thrown back at you at high velocity.
The second possibility is that they'll lay on the Saw Table
until they vibrate into the path of the Saw Blade and get
thrown at you.
are the two best solutions.
keep them from falling through the Table Insert, use a Zero-Clearance
Insert, custom-made to be the exact width of the Saw Blade
you're using. Shopsmith offers Blank
Plastic Inserts that you can custom-cut for each particular
Blade width...or you can make your own out of wood.
To get them quickly off the surface of your Worktable during
operations, connect the hose from your conventional shop
vacuum to the OUTLET port, tape it to the surface of your
Worktable and turn it on so it blows the cut-offs away from
the moving Blade as you work.