Whenever you’re working with power tools, one of the most important things to consider is whether you’re practicing good safety. Especially when using a table saw, such as the SawStop Jobsite Saw Pro, safety is essential. Table saws account for a large portion of woodworking injuries, making it clear just how critical it is to practice appropriate safety measures.
Wear Appropriate Safety Gear
One of the most important ways to keep yourself safe while woodworking is always wearing the appropriate safety gear. Any time you’re using power tools, including a table saw, you should be considering your clothing options—avoid loose-fitting clothing and anything that hangs down, such as necklaces, ties, and bracelets. Protect your eyes with safety glasses, and keep your ears safe using ear plugs to dampen the noise.
Set the Safety Features
Every time you get ready to use your table saw, ensure the safety features are correctly set. These have been developed to keep you safe and make it easier for you to quickly and easily get your work started. It only takes a few seconds, so don’t skip this crucial step.
Always Be Alert
A simple but critical way to remain safe while working with any power tools is to always be alert. You should be aware of any potential safety risks and always keep an eye on your table saw to ensure that no hazards are present. Do not work with any power tools, especially a table saw, while you are tired or struggling to focus.
Keep it Clean
A good habit for woodworkers is to clean the table saw and all of their power tools after each use. Table saws can become jammed or send out stock as a projectile if they are not kept clean. Stay safe and protect the longevity of your table saw by keeping it clean and free of debris.
Disconnect the Power Before Maintenance
When you’re getting ready to clean your table saw, change the blade, or maintain it somehow—disconnect the power. The table saw should always be unplugged when performing maintenance or repairs to ensure that it cannot be activated by accident and pose a risk to your safety.
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