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AMT Woodshop Table Saw 101

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  • Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St #214, Oakland, CA (map)

    37.844536 -122.277130

  • Price: $10.00 /per person

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  • This certification class* will cover basic, safe use of the table saw in the AMT Woodshop. 

    It is appropriate for both novice and experienced who have not taken a course covering table saw safety and best practices or otherwise have explicit knowledge of table saw safety and best practices. 

    Class will include:

    • Core safety rules, including when to use another tool and required gear

    • Parts of the Table Saw

    • How to inspect and configure the saw prior to use, including dust collection

    • The Splitter, Guard & Anti-kickback Pawls, Pushsticks, Featherboards, and other devices that can prevent disaster

    • Kickback - what it is, why it happens, and how to avoid it

    • Essential Operations: rip cuts, crosscuts, crosscuts with the sled, miter and bevel cuts

    • Safely responding to problems during cuts

    • How to leave the saw ready for the next user

    • Hands on practice as time allows, with priority given to novice or fearful users

    • A brief survey of certain special cases, as time allows 

    Clothing Requirements

    • No long sleeves, baggy clothing, drawstrings, jewelry etc. that may get tangled in machinery 

    • Tie long hair back

    • Closed toe shoes

    Things we wont teach you in this class:

    • Common sense

    • Advanced uses and special cases

    • Your bedtime and other limits

    • How to avoid all possible risks

    Materials are provided and loaner hearing protection and safety glasses will be available. There will be approximately 1 hour of discussion and 1 hour of hands-on practice.

    *This is one of two paths to obtain the certification required to operate the table saw in our shop. Learn more about the AMT woodshop.

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