Table Saw Safety | This Old House

Table Saw Safety | This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for cutting safely at the table saw. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for Table Saw Safety:
– Plastic pushsticks of various sizes, used to push wood past the blade
– Plastic featherboards, for holding boards tight to the saw’s rip fence

Tools for Table Saw Safety:
– Table saw

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50 Comments

  1. Cuarajhy Rojayju on April 8, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Amazing!



  2. Dances with Aardvarks on April 8, 2023 at 8:48 am

    Not standing directly in front of the blade whilst cutting is a good idea too,



  3. Nadia Uriostegui on April 8, 2023 at 8:48 am

    Where can i buy that actual table saw ?



  4. Kieston Keel on April 8, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Very helpful



  5. Andrew Jabbour on April 8, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Josh likes girls, sub to him Oh my josh



  6. Anthony Acosta on April 8, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Saw this



  7. Kieston Keel on April 8, 2023 at 8:53 am

    Nice



  8. yoyomin on April 8, 2023 at 8:54 am

    another shameless plug video for saw stop…



  9. Tj Smyth on April 8, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Thanks ūüėä



  10. Sang Kim on April 8, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Better than losing fingers but for the price I rather spend the money in the education so you never take the risk to begin with. Accidents do happen but is rare.



  11. sMiLey Warrior on April 8, 2023 at 8:58 am

    So the Bosch REAXX 1041A you have to replace pistons. Which is about $99. This is a nice saw and the safety feature is a good step forward with tool safety.



  12. MONTY on April 8, 2023 at 9:00 am

    What happens when it’s a Multi Saw Blade?
    The Blade would chomp through that aluminium block!



  13. D Lamb on April 8, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Hot Dogs need representation too!!
    Don’t just USE them like that, it’s inhuman !!
    Use illegal immigrants or shitbags on death row instead,!!!!



  14. No No on April 8, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Clickbait



  15. Fisher Man 37 on April 8, 2023 at 9:08 am

    I trust and love my MicroJig Grrrrr rripppers!!!!



  16. mstr wul1 on April 8, 2023 at 9:09 am

    great tips.



  17. Chris S. on April 8, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Uh oh, hot dog



  18. A O on April 8, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Very¬†good idea and design, it works like GFCI,¬†simple electronic¬†electrical device¬†at bath or¬†kitchen to cut the electrical power¬† instantly, the GFCI’s are resettable and¬†can save not¬†only your finger but your LIFE, the cost for an GFCI is under $15, you¬†push the red¬†button and reset the system, but why is this¬†saw¬†have no resettable system to save you "big time"?¬†and yes¬†thanks to creator,¬†you "still have your finger and the hot dog",¬†but¬†the designers¬†will keep you hostage, purposely,¬†as long as you¬†own that saw to draw your pocket, if¬†by any reason a tiny drop of water or any¬†moisture¬†hits the blade then your valet is in trouble, I’m sure they are capable of inventing¬†a¬†resettable system but they don’t, good luck and be safe.



  19. Ville QQ on April 8, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Healthcare is free here so I’m covered with my old saw.



  20. User 2C47 on April 8, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Will it prevent any injury from happening to your finger if you shove it directly into the blade?
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    Answer: It won’t. You will still have a big cut on your finger, but it won’t be cut off. A few teeth will hit your finger, as well as any that hit it as the blade is lowered. You will still need to go to the Emergency Room.



  21. Fox Moulder on April 8, 2023 at 9:11 am

    the saw retracted so fast i thought you broke it for sec there



  22. wcresponder on April 8, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Why don’t you do an episode or more with first aid techniques for those times that things don’t go as shown.



  23. Tony Trotta on April 8, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Tom Silva always calls a Saw a Sar! This system does not work when the power is off on the table saw. I gentleman that I work with was cutting wood & turned the saw power off & reached to grab the piece of scrap wood while the blade was still turning. His hand was thrown over the blade and he lost (2) fingers.



  24. Cardinal7175 on April 8, 2023 at 9:16 am

    I’m still not getting my hot dog near that blade.



  25. 1984tidzy on April 8, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Why don’t these demos use there hand.. Are they not confident in the product??



  26. Lisa Lovely LPA on April 8, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Yeah lol and the price ????



  27. Peppe Ddu on April 8, 2023 at 9:18 am

    New blade: $40
    New brake system: $50
    Getting to keep you fingers (and the hot dog): Priceless



  28. Kevin Culver on April 8, 2023 at 9:20 am

    No hot dogs were harmed in the filming of this video.



  29. Oelkins2207 on April 8, 2023 at 9:22 am

    If it works so well why not put your finger in it



  30. AngeliqueKaga on April 8, 2023 at 9:22 am

    I don’t have $2000 for a table saw



  31. Ryan Avery on April 8, 2023 at 9:23 am

    2:32 absolutly not!!!!!!!!!!! keep both hands on the same side of the blade and that side is the side with the miter sled on it.



  32. 1984tidzy on April 8, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Why don’t these demos use there hand.. Are they not confident in the product??



  33. BSF on April 8, 2023 at 9:23 am

    It’s not new technology. They’ve had it out for years. They first started with the mechanism and later started building their own saws with that feature. Great technology but pricey. I think I saw it first in the late 90’s at the IWF in Atlanta. Saw Stop has done a great job in developing the technology and adding it to a their table saws. Wish I could afford one.



  34. downhill2400 on April 8, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Wow! Great demo!



  35. Jacob N on April 8, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Glad I watched this. Thank you for sharing!



  36. Travis Valentine on April 8, 2023 at 9:33 am

    What make Table Saw is that??



  37. Huang Huang on April 8, 2023 at 9:34 am

    what’s wrong with people comparing this product price with finger ? oh.. they have 6 fingers, needs a free operation to remove 1.



  38. RoastBeefSandwich on April 8, 2023 at 9:35 am

    what if you want to cut a hot dog with your table saw?



  39. Samuel T on April 8, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Newer comment: Bosch uses a type of cartridge that is good for a couple of emergency stops, and it’s not as expensive – and doesn’t damage the blade.
    And stop mutilating those perfectly good hot dogs!!
    A blade guard? On a job site? Hmmm…



  40. Leo Prio on April 8, 2023 at 9:37 am

    lot of talk



  41. Elijah Janz on April 8, 2023 at 9:37 am

    saw it



  42. Lupton Pittman on April 8, 2023 at 9:38 am

    What if there’s moisture in the wood? Safety mechanism kicks in and you have to buy a new blade and brake system?



  43. Richard Bagwell on April 8, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Does this mean don’t try to cut wet wood either?



  44. Bruce Augustine on April 8, 2023 at 9:40 am

    NEW ? anyone that thinks Bosch or anyone else invented this technology should watch this and note the date on the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiYoBbEZwlk this was invented in 2011and shared in April 2012



  45. MrShoeguy on April 8, 2023 at 9:41 am

    But what if you cut wet lumber?



  46. oldtwins on April 8, 2023 at 9:42 am

    If so confident this technology works, why use hot dogs and not a real finger?  Not from outside reviewers, but the CEO of this company should make a video proving it.



  47. Elijah Janz on April 8, 2023 at 9:42 am

    thank you



  48. Patrick M. Parisou on April 8, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Do you not have the ability to call it a scriving knife? Bad hack Tommy at work again..



  49. jusdane22 on April 8, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Push sticks can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Pushing too close to the fence makes kick back more likely.



  50. Scarlet67 on April 8, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Did they eat the hot dog