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Machine Guarding: Table Saws

Enclose the exposed portion of the saw blade with a self-adjusting guard as shown.

  • The guard must adjust to the thickness of the material being cut and remain in contact with it.
  • Hinge the guard so that the blades can be changed easily.
  • Use a push stick for small pieces of wood and for pushing stock past the blade.

For more complete information visit the OSHA Machine Guarding webpage.

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