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7 safety rules to never violate

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Inspect your tools
Red saw blade
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Check blades for broken or
loose teeth like the one marked
here. Such damage can create a
dangerous imbalance in the blade.

Inspect your tools

Check every tool before use, even if you were the last to use it: Look for debris near the cutterhead or blade and any loose or misaligned parts that could become projectiles when you turn the tool on. Keep blades sharp and clean: Forcing a workpiece through a dull and dirty blade increases the risk of a hand slipping (and may cause burns and tearout on your workpiece, too).

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Comments (2)
tommandkay wrote:

Staying mentally sharp is my favorite and very important. Working when tired can cause carelessness. Also don't work when upset. I did once...once. My mother was ill, and called me while I was in the shop. After I hung up I went back to the table saw, and was thinking so much about what was going on with her, that I nearly separated two finger tips from my hand. I had to take a trip to ER, and everything turned out fine, but the lesson was painfully learned.

9/26/2014 12:24:58 AM Report Abuse
daxthelm2 wrote:

Feather board?

9/18/2014 01:24:05 PM Report Abuse

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