Object most likely to cut off your finger

Object most likely to cut off your finger

Nellie Brosnan

Tablesaw Photo by Kevin Tsukii
Put your guard up and you won’t get hurt” says Woodshop teacher Ted Shinta to his students when dealing with the table saw.
It’s a power tool with a circular saw blade pushed by an electric motor. A guard is suspended above the saw prevents fingers from being chopped off.

“You’re basically pushing your hands towards the blade of the saw,” Shinta said. “The thing you have to worry about is the kickback.”

The kickback occurs when the blade catches the wood and throws it back towards the operator. It can be thrown violently and can injure, or even kill, the operator.

But no fingers have been chopped of yet.