Stationary Power Tool Safety Table Saw • Remove all rings, watches, and jewelry. • Make all adjustments with the power off. • Wear safety glasses. • Use a push stick on narrow stock. • While ripping, stand to the side, never behind the saw. • Remove the rip fence when crosscutting. Table Saw (II) • Shut off the power when finished with an operation. • When ripping, the stock that you want is always between the blade and the fence. • Never saw freehand. • Make sure guards are properly in place. • The blade should be adjusted so the teeth clear the thickness of material by a ¼”. Table Saw (III) • A helper should be used when ripping long stock. • A dado head is used to cut grooves or dados with the grain or across the grain. • All stock should be jointed or have a square edge on the edge grain before being held against the fence. • The miter gage or crosscut sled is used as a guide in crosscutting. Table Saw (IV) • When the space between the blade and the fence is 6” or less, a push block should be used to push the stock past. • When cutting stock, the safety margin is 5” away from the saw blade. • Whenever helping to “tail off,” hold the board up even with the table bed and allow the operator to push the stock through. Never pull it through!!! Jointer Safety (I) • Wear safety glasses. • Make certain all guards are in place. • Make all adjustments with the power off. • Use a push block when jointing stock that is shorter than 5” in height • Shut the power off when done with an operation. Jointer Safety (II) • The cutter head guard can stick, watch out for this!!! • Stock shorter that 12” in length may not be processed on the jointer. • The depth of cut on our jointer is set at 1/32”. • Fingers should not come closer than 5” to the cutter head. • Always stand to the left of the jointer, never behind it. Drill Press (I) • Remove Jewelry and eliminate loose clothing. • Wear eye protection. • Be sure the key is removed before turning on the machine. • Turn off the power if work gets caught in the drill. • Adjust the depth stop to avoid drilling into the table. Drill Press (II) • Select the proper speed, faster for wood and slower for metal. The larger the bit, the slower the speed. • Work should always be secured with a fastening device. • The right hand operates the feed wheel and the left hand should always be in the secure position. Band Saw • All adjustments should be made with the power off. • Safety glasses should be worn at all times. • The upper guide should be adjusted 1/8” – ¼” above the material being cut. • Relief cuts should be made while making tight turns around a radius. Band Saw (II) • The doors for the upper and lower wheels should be closed while in operation. • Keep fingers 2” away from the working saw blade. • Clear scraps away using a stick, not your fingers. • Always hold stock flat on the table. • Get the instructor if a problem arises. Sliding Compound Miter Saw and Miter Box Sliding Compound Miter Saw and Miter Box Safety • For safe operation, all guards should be in place. • Never reach to the back of the saw while in operation. • Make all adjustments with the power off. • Never saw without the kerf plate present. • Hold the handle tightly during the sawing operation. Sliding Compound Miter Saw and Miter Box • The safety margin is 6” • The piece of stock that you want, is always on the left side. • Make sure the blade is not in contact with the stock before turning the saw on. • Stock should be held tightly against the fence and never away from the fence. Router Table / Shaper (I) • Keep body parts including hands and fingers away from rotating cutters • Do not use awkward hand positions • Keep all guards in place and in working order. • Keep the work area clean. Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents. • Never stand or lean on the tool. Router Table / Shaper (II) • Do not force the tool Tools work better and more safely when they are allowed to work at their own speed. • Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Router Table / Shaper (III) • Make sure the switch is in the “OFF” position before plugging in the cord. • Do not leave the tool until it comes to a full stop. • IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU DO NOT KNOW OR UNDERSTAND, DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE! Ask the instructor for help first. Thickness Planer (I) • Check the stock to see that it is clear of any nails, knots and imperfections. • The board to be planed, must be at least 14” long. • Never plane more than one thickness at a time. • Never stand behind the planer: always stand off towards the side. Thickness Planer (II) • Keep your hands away from the planer bed while in operation. • Never look into the throat of the planer while in operation. • Never reach over the planer, always have help. • Make sure the power is off before cleaning the planer. Dust Collector (I) • Do not handle the plug or dust collector with wet hands. • Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from opening and moving parts. • Turn off all controls before unplugging. Oscillating Spindle Sander • Do not sand pieces of material that are too small to be safely supported. • Don’t leave the machine until it comes to a complete stop. • Make sure the switch is in the off position before plugging in. Belt Sander and Disc Sander • Don’t force the machine. It will do a better and safer job at the rate it was designed for. • Be sure the switch is in the off position before starting. • Sand on the left side of the base only. Drum Sander (I) • Do not stand directly behind the out feed while the machine is sanding. • Do not jam stock into the machine. This will cause abrasive paper breakage. • Do not sand stock smaller than 1/2” in thickness. • Do not sand stock that is shorter than 9” in length. • Keep all hands and fingers away from the conveyor belt and the sanding drums while in operation. Drum Sander (II) • Never leave the machine unattended while running. • Do not operate without dust collection. • Do not sand more than one piece at a time. • Always unplug the machine while performing maintenance. • Never sand more than 1/16” off at a time.
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