Well, that was stupid.
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.