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Workshop Safety Tips

June 27, 2015 by Scott - Saws on Skates

“Before we use any power tools, let’s take a moment to talk about shop safety. Be sure to read, understand, and follow all the safety rules that come with your power tools. Knowing how to use your power tools properly will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury. And remember this: there is no more important safety rule than to wear these — safety glasses.”

Norm Abrams, New Yankee Workshop

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Workshop Safety Tips – Work Safely… EVERY TIME!

Just like the Pledge of Allegiance, I can recite Norm’s shop safety quote word-for-word. Honestly, it’s just that important. I take shop safety very seriously. I’ll tell you why…

Around the time I was in college I bought my first table saw. And just like Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” I was told “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Well, not exactly. More like “You’ll cut your finger off!” And that’s nearly what I did. I didn’t respect the saw. I didn’t respect that it could hurt me. That it could take off the corner of my thumb… or possibly worse. Ever since then I’ve done everything I could to ensure safety in my shop. Here’s some great links to ensure safe working conditions in your shop:

General Safety

Wood Magazine – Shop Safety Tips

Top Woodworking Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know

Stay Safe in the Workshop with These Woodworking Safety Tips

Table Saw Safety

Twelve Table Saw Safety Tips

Fine Woodworking Table Saw Safety Tips

Miter Saw Safety

Work Safely with Your Compound Miter Saw

Fine Woodworking Miter Saw Safety Tips

Router Safety Tips

Routing Safe and Sound

12 Tips for Using a Router Safely

Wood Magazine Safe Routing Techniques

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