Cary, NC, US

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Re: What hand tools can't you live without?

The phone number for your chiropractor! Beautiful job, but I think it is going to be heavy when loaded.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

Rule #1 - SLOW DOWN!

The first step to an accident is to be in a hurry.

Rule #2 - Respect the tool.

Whether it is a power or hand tool, they can all hurt you if you aren't careful

Rule #3 - Safety checklist.

If you've ever been in the military, then you know they have a checklist for everything. Develop either a mental one for each tool, or even better, write it down and post it at the tool. Just seeing it will remind you of rule #1 and maybe make you pause before you screw up. Mark dangerous areas with red or yellow, if possible, to remind you to keep fingers and hands away.

Rule #4 - Learn from others.

Push sticks, push pads, hold downs, ear/eye protection and other safety accessories exist because of other's mistakes. Use them.

Rule #5 - Use your brain.

If it looks dangerous, it probably is. Find a different way to do it. If you can't figure out a different way then ask someone else. Don't take the chance. It isn't worth the risk.

Now I'm going to print this out and post it in my shop since I'm not as good at following my own advice as I am in giving it.

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