Safety

1. Woodworking Tips

Woodworking can be fun and safe hobby or profession. Please follow some very basic woodworking safety rules. Below are 10 basic rules to follow.

The first important rule of woodworking is to wear appropriate safety equipment. It is necessary to wear hearing protections for some noisy tools such as electric saws and surface planers. Always wear suitable gloves and safety glasses.

2. Always wear safety equipment

When woodworking, remember to avoid loose fitting-clothing as they can get entangled in a saw blade or cutting head. Wear clothes that are comfortable and fit the environment in which you’re working. They clothing should protect your body from any straying wood chips that might result from cutting. Before you start remove any dangling jewelry such as neck chains or bracelets.

3. Wear appropriate clothing

Woodworking and Intoxicating substances are very dangerous mix. It is very important not carry out any woodwork if you are under the influence of any intoxicants.

4. Avoid drugs and alcohol

Whenever you need to change a bit or blade on a power tool, always disconnect the electricity to the power tool before you even begin to change the blade. This simple rule is very important.

5. Disconnect the power before changing blades

A tip that can be used is to have one heavy-duty extension cord for all the power tools. Not one per tool, but one TOTAL. This way, you´re forced to switch the cord from tool to tool before the tool can be used. Working in this way forces you to always remember to plug and unplug the power when moving from one tool to another.

5.Try using one extension cord

A dull cutting tool is a dangerous tool. If a saw blade is not sharp enough, the tool and the woodworker will have to work harder to complete the task. There is a risk that the tool kicks back or binds. A sharper cutting tool will produce a cleaner cut. For better results keep the blade sharp and clean.

6. Use sharp blades and bits

Always check the wood you’re preparing to cut for any metal (nails, screws, staples, etc.) before beginning a cut. Nails and fast spinning saw blades are a bad mix. This can damage the cutting head and the wood, but at the very minimum, can cause the wood to kick back, which is a common cause of injury. You can always check the wood with a metal detector before proceeding with cutting.

7. Always check for screws, nails and other metal

Woodworking Power Tools are designed so that the direction that the wood moves through the tool is in the opposite direction of the movement of the cutting head. In other words, a router bit or saw blade should cut against the motion and not with it. The cutter should cut into the wood, not with the wood. Nearly all saw blades have an arrow showing in which direction the blade must rotate.

8. Always work against the cutter

When working on a Miter Saw, Table saw or any saw never put any part of your body anywhere near the moving blade, especially when attempting to remove waste or cut-offs. Make sure the blade has stopped moving and then reach for the cut-off. You can always use a piece of wood to move the waste away from the blade. The reason for this is that switches can be inadvertently bumped or malfunction, so be careful where you put your hands.

9. Never reach over a blade to remove cut offs

Distractions are a part of everyday life, and this is not different when . When you are summoned or distracted while in the middle of performing an action with a power tool, remember to always finish the cut to a safe conclusion before dealing with the distraction. Taking your attention away from the woodworking tool is a recipe for disaster.

10. Avoid distractions

Distractions are a part of everyday life, and this is not different when . When you are summoned or distracted while in the middle of performing an action with a power tool, remember to always finish the cut to a safe conclusion before dealing with the distraction. Taking your attention away from the woodworking tool is a recipe for disaster.

 

 

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