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7 safety rules to never violate

Tug the plug
On off switch
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Unless you can see the loose
plug free of the outlet or the yellow
safety tab absent from the switch,
assume the tool's ready to go.

Tug the plug

When not in use or during blade changes, unplug power tools or, if the tool has one, remove the safety tab from the on/off switch. This prevents both you and shop visitors (young and old) from accidentally turning on a tool. The same principle applies to pneumatic tools: When adding fasteners to a nailer, always disconnect the air hose first.

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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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