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Re: Tools: A lesson in table saw safety

Rather thought the same thing, but I'm a NASCAR fan, too. I'll admit that there's a little part of me that watches races for the wrecks.

My father and I never used the table saw to cut strips or small dimensions of anything, usually ripping a board in half or what not. There was just the fence. As a result of reading similar threads on the forums, I'm wishing we had... so I'd have been able to see fingers, splitters, etc. in action. He never mentioned 'em, either.

As things stand, I'm wary of ripping the 16' stringers/gunwales/keel for my Yost kayak. The more I read, the more I think I'll talk to my local yard and see if they'll be willing to rip them to width . I'd be more than happy to pay an extra charge.