Table Saw Safety Issues

Here are some common issues when it comes to table saws.

Projection of particles and dust.

Blade breakage.

Cuts and amputations.

Ambient noise.

Abrasion and crushing.

Preventative measures:

Table saws shall be equipped with the following protective elements: Blade cover frame, cutting blade, cutter pusher, guide, pulley transmission guards, waterproof electrical switch and A grounding plug included in the power cable itself.

Before starting your work, check the condition of the disk; If it is worn or cracked, replace it immediately. Check that the ground wire has not been damaged.

Before starting the cutting, while the machine is still disconnected from the electrical power, turn the blade by hand. It must be replaced if it is cracked or broken or if it lacks a notch. Otherwise, it may break during cutting and a worker may be injured.

The blade must be protected during cutting (lower the guard).
All nails or metal parts planted in the wood to be cut must have been removed. Otherwise, the blade may fracture or the wood may move or jump uncontrollably, causing serious accidents.

Table saws will not be positioned within three meters (generally) of the edges of forgings except those that are effectively protected (nets, guard rails, protective finishes, etc.).

The electrical supply is made by means of anti-humidity sleeves, equipped with waterproof plugs and on the electrical distribution board.

Do not install the table saw in a wet area or full of puddles to avoid the risk of falls and electrical contact.

Table saws will be cleaned from the table saw by sweeping and stacking for subsequent transport to the landfill. Provide a container for spills and falls.

Collective protections

The machine must be installed in areas which are not areas of transit and which are well ventilated. Proper maintenance of power supply.
The machine tool must be marked to be used with personal protective equipment:

-Leather gloves (mandatory use of gloves required) and safety boots.
-Filter mask.
-Anti-particle glasses or anti-splash screen.
-Hearing protection.

If you’re looking for a product that really excels in the safety category then go read this Sawstop cabinet table saw review and decide if it’s right for you.

Vietnam Adventures

Hey guys, Wells here.  Just left Vietnam and had some awesome experiences.  Going to highlight a few things about the country.  Upon entering Vietnam’s northeastern border with Cambodia, I left on my way to find a Couchsurfing girl that I met on Vietnam Cupid.

From our first experience in the country in 2010, the pics that we took were scams, a disastrous tour to Ha Long Bay, the most aggressive sellers we have met and the agonizing qualifying match for the World Cup 2010. But we also wanted to return, to give it a second chance; This time looking for a greater approach to the locals, to the other locals, not to those that we had limited ourselves to know when doing the typical tourist routes. Traveling by word of mouth and doing Couchsurfing, we had a very different experience to the one of years long ago.

Hue was the one who welcomed us, so that from the first day a little part of Vietnam will be kept in our hearts. This girl, so young but so mature by the hard blows of life, was one of the people who taught us the most. I know more of her story than most people.

The few travelers that slow down in the city of Pleiku are those who make the Saigon to Hanoi route by motorcycle or bicycle and prefer to go for the scenery route rather than by the chaotic coast route; Or those who, like us, enter or leave Cambodia along the border between other cities.

Just me at some attraction

-Do not forget to stop by the Central Market and stop to taste the delicious Desert (dessert of sweet tofu with ginger syrup) that the ladies sell at the entrance.

-Another place that we liked a lot is Minh Tanh Pagoda, in the center of the city. Besides the pagoda, in the complex there is a temple with very explicit drawings of what awaits you in hell if in this life you behave badly. Surely you will love it.

-In the afternoon, when students are out of school and work adults, the best plan is to stop at one of the crowded cafeterias and then take a walk around Solidarity Square, the square with the imposing golden statue of Ho Chi Minh.

-Hotikana was the one who made our way through Pleiku so special, although we also remember the intense taste of one of the best coffees we have ever had, in the popular Cafe Napoli, where she worked.