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Don't get burned

You've heard plenty about protecting yourself from spinning blades or bits. But what about protecting your shop -- even when you're not around? A fire can wipe out an extensive investment in tools and materials. If your shop is close to or part of your home, a blaze can even threaten you and your family. Follow these simple tips to avoid a disaster.

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Comments (2)
temblor4 wrote:

For a wood shop, minimum ratings should be 3A, 40BC extinguisher and as stated, there should be one mounted by each exit so you can fight a fire AND get out! For an explanation of ratings see:

3/3/2016 12:38:11 PM Report Abuse
FaithWoodcraft wrote:

Many people don't know how flammable steel wool is. While camping, you can use a wad of steel wool and a 9V battery to start the camp fire. A bench grinder spark in a wad of steel wool may smolder for a long time and be the start of a fire that burns your shop down. Keep it in a sealed tin can or at the very least, far away from sparks and flames.

5/5/2014 05:23:32 PM Report Abuse

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