Cutting a groove
in the edge of a wide board?
Dull blade. No extension fence. No lower saw guard. Operator's body is
in direct line with the blade - kickbacks would hit the operator. Left
hand is 1/8" away from impending disaster.
Always use a sharp blade. Operator standing to one side with body NOT
in a direct line with the blade -- kickbacks will NOT hit the operator.
Lower saw guard in place. Shop-made extension fence in use (NOTE: Shopsmith
now offers an Auxiliary
Fence Kit that can be used on the Jointer, as well as the MARK V.
Feather board keeps stock firmly against the fence. Hands in a safe position.
No upper or lower saw guard in use. Dull blade. Right thumb in direct
line with the blade. Left hand 1/2" away from an accident. Operator's
body in direct line with the blade.
Upper and lower saw guard in place3. Sharp blade. Fence straddler helps
hold stock firmly to the table surface. Infeed feather board holds stock
firmly against rip fence. Hands in a safe position.