Worktables are large, flat tables used to spread out additional reference
material or equipment. Cutting may be done on this table provided you
cover it with cardboard or vinyl. Besides protecting the tabletop, the
covering prevents the blade from snapping or slipping across the table.
Figure 2-3 shows a typical worktable.
Figure 2-3. A work table.
Light tables may be small and portable, or as large as a drafting table.
Illuminated from underneath, they allow a worker to see through paper and
trace an image. They are invaluable for aligning transparencies or in color
separation work. Never cut against a light table as this will scar the glass
surface. Furthermore, do not lean against or on top of a glass tabletop.
Figure 2-4 shows a portable light table.
Figure 2-4. A light table.
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