You never want to violate these safety rules because they are important for keeping your body from harm. These tools are powerful, and for that reason they are to be treated like what they are. The first thing to remember is to keep the tools clean, even the slightest bit of debris can cause the piece you are working with to slip, and definitely don’t stand directly in the direction of the piece because if it does in fact slip, it is going to come right back at you, also watch your hand placement for the same reason.
- An important rule of thumb is to practice any new tool technique prior to use and without switching the on button.
- Listen to your inner critic and stop if something seems unsure to you or just plain sketchy.
- No matter who last used it, or when, always check tools for debris prior to use.
“Stay focused. Never walk away from a tool when it’s running and always wait for the blade to come to a complete stop before reaching for cut-offs near the blade.”