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If you've decided to take up woodworking in your spare time, you might think that choosing the right lumber is the most important thing. While choosing the right lumber is important, it's not the most important aspect of your new hobby. When it comes to woodworking, the most important aspect is safety. Here are four steps you should take to ensure your safety while you're woodworking.
Dress for Safety
When it comes to woodshop safety, the first thing you should do is make sure you're dressed properly. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants will protect your arms and legs from flying wood shavings. However, baggy sleeves and pant-legs can get caught up in your power tools. To protect yourself, make sure your shirts and pants fit properly, and aren't baggy. You should also wear protective gloves and eye wear whenever operating your power tools.
Know Your Equipment
If this will be your first-time operating power tools, make sure you know your equipment before you begin working. Take the time to read the operating manuals for all your new equipment. Once you start using your power tools, begin slow. Familiarize yourself with one power tool at a time. This will ensure that you're comfortable with everything you'll be using in your workshop.
Always Power Down
Most of the power tools in your workshop will require blades and bits. Whether you're using your table saw, portable circular saw, or your power drill, always power down before changing blades or bits. Don't just assume that your equipment is safe to change just because you turned the power button to the "off" position. Protect yourself by unplugging your power tools before changing bits and blades. It's also a good idea to unplug your tools each time you leave your workshop. This is particularly important if you have small children. You never know when they might sneak into your workshop when you're not around.
Remember that Less is Better
If you're going to be working with multiple power tools in your workshop, avoid the temptation to use multiple extension cords. It's always safer to remember that less is better when it comes to power supplies. First, multiple extension cords can present trip and fall hazards. Second, if all your power tools are connected to a power supply, you could accidentally turn one on that you don't need, which could result in a serious injury.
Now that you're setting up your own woodworking shop, be sure you provide yourself with a safe work environment. The tips provided here will help you avoid accidents and injuries. Visit a lumber yard for supplies.