Hands On
Safety's Always First

MAY/JUN 2003
Volume 46/Issue 3


IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Wall-Hung Curio Cabinet
Mobile Potting Table
Pencil and Stamp Holder

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
Furniture Joinery
 
Service Pointers
MARK V Speed Change Mechanism
 
Safety Tips
Safety Do's and Don'ts

What's New
Shopsmith and Lowe's Team Up

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Workshop Safety
Safety Do's and Don'ts
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Cutting a groove in the edge of a wide board?
DON'T!
Dull blade. No extension fence. No lower saw guard. Operator's body is in direct line with the blade - kickbacks would hit the operator. Left hand is 1/8" away from impending disaster.

DO!
Always use a sharp blade. Operator standing to one side with body NOT in a direct line with the blade -- kickbacks will NOT hit the operator. Lower saw guard in place. Shop-made extension fence in use (NOTE: Shopsmith now offers an Auxiliary Fence Kit that can be used on the Jointer, as well as the MARK V. Feather board keeps stock firmly against the fence. Hands in a safe position.

Ripping thin, narrow stock?
DON'T!

No upper or lower saw guard in use. Dull blade. Right thumb in direct line with the blade. Left hand 1/2" away from an accident. Operator's body in direct line with the blade.


DO!
Upper and lower saw guard in place3. Sharp blade. Fence straddler helps hold stock firmly to the table surface. Infeed feather board holds stock firmly against rip fence. Hands in a safe position.

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