Part of Lesson Plan: Push Stick Project
Activity Overview / Details
This set includes three video that deal with Table Saw Safety. The first is a video slide show of a hand that was run across the running saw. These pictures are graphic and contain blood, so please be sure to tell your students prior to showing. The second video is a safety device called the "Smart Stop", this is a saw that has an electrical sensor that stops the blade if it comes in contact with skin. I use this to start a discussion on what we can do to reduce the possibilities of injury on the table saw. The final video showcases three different styles of push sticks. This allows the conversation to come back to the project we have at hand which is to draw and cut our own push stick.
Materials / Resource
- Slide show of fingers that have been disfigured from a table saw blade. [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] This video has a large amount of blood, so be sure to inform your students in case you have any squeamish ones.
- Saw Stop Video [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Video that shows the Saw Stop table saw device to prevent injury.
- Tablesaw Safety - Ripping Without Fear Part 1.flv [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] This video details the use and faults of three common push sticks.