Circular Sawbench Safety

The advice under these headings mostly refers to 'fixed-table hand push benches' used for cutting sheet or squared stock. It is assumed that carbide-tipped general purpose blades are fitted.

Accident Reports


Riving Knives

Saw Blades

Crown Guards

Feeding the Workpiece


Buying a Circular Sawbench

American Woodworking Machinery Requirements

British H&S Executive Information Sheet

 Read them first?

Forewarned better than hindsight?

Or splitters or Spreaders

Speed, height setting, table inserts

The lowdown and a very useful tip

And nothing else

Lateral and longitudinal adjustment thereof

What to look for

They also cover other machines

Circular Saw Benches

Most of this advice has been gleaned from UK/USA government publications and regulations.

The author suggests that for all workers, the regulations represent long-standing sound guidance based on the experience of many workers and Factory Inspectors.


All possible disclaimers apply! The advice is intended for amateurs working by themselves. It is up to you to prudently and constructively interpret the advice according your own circumstances. If in any doubt, consult qualified sources.

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