1. Review all instructions, precautions, and warnings before using a table saw.
2. Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including eye and ear protection must be used at all times.
3. Keep saw guards, splitters, and anti-kickback fingers in place and in good working condition.
4. Keep your work area clean. Debris, dust and clutter invite accidents.
5. Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose fitting clothing, gloves, jewelry, or anything that could get caught in the moving parts of the saw. Long hair should be tucked into a cap or tied back to prevent being entangled with the saw. Comfortable, nonslip footwear is recommended to help maintain balance.
6. Position your body so that it is not in line with the blade. Stand with your feet comfortably apart for proper balance.
7. Use a push stick for stock less than 6inches wide, or when your hands will be in close proximity to the blade.
8. Never reach behind or over the blade until it has stopped turning.
9. Adjust the blade height to no higher than a ¼inch above the stock thickness.
10.Turn off the saw and wait for the blade to stop before making adjustments or adding attachments.
11. Disconnect power to the saw before changing blades or performing maintenance, and use appropriate Lockout Tagout procedures to isolate the equipment during any maintenance.
12.Keep the rip fence parallel to the saw blade.
13.Make sure the blade turns freely before turning on the saw, especially after changing the blade.
14.Slide the rip fence out of the way or remove it prior to making crosscuts. Never use the fence as a guide during cross cutting.
15.Do not release the stock until it is pushed all the way past the blade. Releasing too early can cause kickback by allowing the blade to grab the portion of the stock that has not yet cleared the blade.
16.The fence and miter gauge are not intended to be used together. Use a stop block mounted on the fence when crosscutting short lengths. This will prevent the stock from getting trapped between the fence and the blade.
17.Check the stock before cutting for knots, nails, etc., and maintain sharp blades and a smooth, clean table top.