Using a table saw properly is important. When cutting there are things that you must do and some that you must never do. Many woodworking experts have lost eye sight, partial fingers and their pride because of careless mistakes they made while operating a table saw. There is great danger and risk in cutting with a power saw. Treat it with the respect that it deserves.
Things to Never do On a Table Saw
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One of the employees in the Florida cabinet shop that had hired me got her leg too close to the belt sander and her flesh got sucked up into the Porter Cable with a fifty grit belt installed on it. Needless to say, it was not a pretty accident that occurred. That was the day, my first day as a cabinet maker, when I realized that there were dangers to be aware of when working in a kitchen and bathroom cupboard manufacturing shop. read Belt Sander Dangers
When I first began working in a cabinet shop, it wasn’t long before someone mentioned creating a bond between two pieces of wood with a Lamello machine. Instantly I wondered, what is a Lamello machine and what does it do? It was later referred to as a biscuit joiner as well.
Basically what this machine does is creates a thin groove in both pieces of wood and then a small wafer or biscuit is glued in place. The two wood boards are then placed in clamps and secured until the glue has had time to dry. The depth of the cut from the materials surface is the same on both pieces. So, when the two pieces are fastened together the Lamello wafer or biscuit causes them to align perfectly flush on the surface.
The term “Lamello” is actually the brand name of the manufacture or the corporation. The proper name of the power tool is biscuit joiner. read What is a Lamello Machine?