UCWW #21: Shop Safety – A Near Miss on the Tablesaw

Well, that was stupid.

I was working on my series on mitered splines. A tour of the jig and even a boring math lesson. I was ready to show the Eagle America Spine Jig Pro in action.

And I had a great idea, I thought. Tape the Allen key that is used to adjust the miter bar tightness right to the jib itself, so it won’t get lost.¬†Except I taped it in the path of the blade.

Here’s what happened when I made the initial cut through the jib on the tablesaw.

I’m pretty lucky the Allen key didn’t shoot across the shop. I didn’t even notice the sparks at the time. Luckily nothing was damaged and I wasn’t hurt.

Be safe in the shop.

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