A Two Minute Safety Tip
When cleaning on and around your table saw, it is a good idea to crank the saw blade down below
the table surface. In fact, it's a good idea to lower the blade whenever the table saw is not in
I recently completed a saw till to hold my motley collection of handsaws, and I incorporated an
important rule into the design: Store the saw with its cutting edge toward the wall. Several saw
till designs I've seen on the Internet are built to hold the saws with cutting edges facing away
from the wall. That presents a lot of opportunities for cuts and nicks. Think of a kitchen knife
holder: would you store the knives in a drawer with cutting edges up? Probably not for long!
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