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Old 05-10-2014, 11:35 PM   #16
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My father in my growing up years had all those power tools in the cellar. I had the additional benefit that my uncle clipped his finger on the table saw when he was young..(he's older by 15 years) and the doctors had to take other skin from another part of his body and graf into the clipping. Upon hearing that i use push sticks whenever my fingers have to come within 2 inches of the blade. About cellphones : Condition yourself before using power tools, i.e. "I will NOT BE distracted about ANY sudden and unexpected noises"

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Old 05-23-2014, 12:19 PM   #17
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Often home centers give classes. Also, check for woodworking clubs, some don't require membership, but might try selling you one. Community colleges around here offer classes. And, finally, large tool stores give classes. We have a really large one in my city and the classes are free. They will use the classes to showcase products too.

Used to be a job-shop machinist in the 80's before I went into the Army. Safety wasn't as important then as today, so a lot of equipment had no safety features. Most shops also didn't care if you wore safety glasses. I still have images in my head of the injuries that happened or of cleaning up the mess. A few years ago I had to get an MRI of my neck (sport injuries). They made me get x-rays of my eyes to make sure the metal slivers in my eyes were gone.

I think you're smart looking for classes and I hope you never get injured!
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Missed the art where the said he was looking for classes....but it's not a bad idea. A reasonable trick for using the table saw is to lock a few fingers over the fence preventing your hand from straying too close to the blade. Ron
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One tip I could give you is never wear gloves when using power tools. I almost lost the top of my finger using a pneumatic tire machine because my glove got caught in it and took my finger with it.
I never wear gloves for this reason in my home woodworking projects. But if you ever find yourself working in a machine shop in where the parts are oily and have metal shavings wearing of gloves may be necessary in which case wear break-away latex gloves. In case machine grabs onto the plastic that part will break off. You will still though to be alert to when grabbing begins and pull back with enough force that it does indeed break off, using other latex gloves that are not break-away you won't be so lucky
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For anybody with long hair, please pin it up. Does pinning it up guarantee it stays up ? I have no idea. Will a hair net give guarantee ? Again, have no clue. Reason for mentioning : A woman in college got her hair caught in a lathe years back.
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I've never heard of breakaway gloves. I'd probably be less one scar if I'd had them. I should tell the manager of the tire shop I worked at, but he's a cheapskate so he probably wouldn't order any.

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