personal protective equipment (safety glasses) when using drills,
grinding equipment, saws, wire brushes, or similar equipment
even if you're making just one cut.
your working materials carefully before proceeding. Make sure
there are no nails, bolts or flaws before you run the materials
through saws or other power tools.
sure all guards are in place prior to using power tools. Never
wedge saw guards open or remove guards.
the saw to see that the blade is sharp, free of cracks, and
properly adjusted. Do not use power saws with dull or "burned"
work areas clean of all scraps that might touch the saw blade
and be thrown back. Never use your hands to remove debris from
saw table. Use a brush.
cut material unless it is properly supported. Do not support
it with your hand or arm and not against your knee or foot.
Do not cut any material next to your body.
not force material through any saw.
Allow the blade to do the cutting.
help when cutting long or bulky material.
the saw has stopped, clean off the saw table of all dust, chips,
- When walking by operating
power equipment, be careful to avoid flying particles or accidental
contact with the equipment.
- Don't walk away from a power
saw until the blade is completely stopped.
- Disconnect power before
changing blades, belts or bits (see Lockout/Tagout).
- Set the blade evenly with
the proper amount of tension.
- Keep your hands on either
side of the cut line. Never reach across the cut line for any
- Do not stand to the right
of the band saw.
- Be sure the radius of your
cutting area is not too small for the saw blade.
- If you hear a rhythmic click,
check the saw blade for cracks.