Not if you own a SawStop....You push a button, the blade spins, things that touch the blade become TWO things that touch the blade. Moral of the story? Don't touch the spinning blade. Jimmy... how hard is it, really?
<I feel like I'm tempting fate with this post. I hope I'm not posting tomorrow with one hand!>
Dude I can't wait to get a reckless, inattentive, clueless, klutz of a student in the shop. I'm going to have that moron using the saw every chance I get without training. "Here kid, take this sheet of luan and cut it into 1/2" squares, use the table saw. Take the blade guard off before you start. It cuts best with the blade set as high as possible. I'll be over there with the popcorn and video camera." I want to see it work... I'll even give the kid extra credit!Let's thank our local SawStop rep for that post!