There are many rules that we should not violate when we are working around the house. First, listen to your gut. If you think something is a bad idea, don’t do it. Next, make sure you are always checking your tools to make sure they are working properly. Stay mentally sharp and focused when using tools in order to prevent injuries or accidents. Finally, keep both your work bench and your work station clean to prevent a slipping hazard which can cause major consequences.
- It’s important to rehearse an unfamiliar cut before you actually make that cut for safety reasons.
- Looking for debris near the cutter head will ensure that you wont have an accident while cutting, such as slipping.
- When not in use, unplug your machines, you never want to forget they’re on and have an accident that way.
“Check every tool before use, even if you were the last to use it: Look for debris near the cutterhead or blade and any loose or misaligned parts that could become projectiles when you turn the tool on.”