Woodworking Safety Guide

Safety Week: Beware of Jointer Dangers

comments (0) May 12th, 2008 in blogs, videos

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Video Length: 2:59
Produced by: Gina Eide

The jointer is essential for milling rough lumber but its spinning cutterhead will chew up your fingers if you ignore safety precautions. Fine Woodworking magazine editor Asa Christiana shares basic tips on how to stay safe and get great results.

For more information go to our jointer page in the Tool Guide or watch Gary Rogowski’s video on push sticks for the jointer (for subscribers only.)

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