I cut aluminum on a table saw today at work. It's a carbide tipped blade, and I needed to cut some 5/16" thick Mic-6 plate. I learned about this in my highschool shop class. Well I did it and a co worker (formerly a boss) saw it and flipped out. He was very upset and told me he is writing me up. I don't get why this is bad. I've cut aluminum on table saws for 3 years with no issue, obviously I feed it slower than wood! I never stand directly in front of it so that if it kicks back, it won't come at me. Is it really that unsafe to cut aluminum on a table saw?
Not only that, but it's Mic6. That stuff is so soft it's only a few steps up from Delrin or maybe Garolite.