Stationary Power Tool Safety

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
• While ripping, stand to the
side, never behind the saw.
• Remove the rip fence when
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
• 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
• The miter gage or crosscut
sled is used as a guide in
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
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
• Always stand to the left of
the jointer, never behind
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
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
• 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
• Keep fingers 2” away
from the working saw
• 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
• Make all adjustments with
the power off.
• Never saw without the
kerf plate present.
• Hold the handle tightly
during the sawing
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
• 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
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
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.
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
• 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
• 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
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
• Never sand more than
1/16” off at a time.