There are a few simple safety rules that every woodworker should always follow. Make Safety a habit, and you’ll be much less likely to encounter a problem.I have a safety issue just watching this thing run. Be careful and think things through when using large diameter cutters. They can be very dangerous when things go wrong. Here are the 11 saftey tips You should never forget on woodWorking .
1. Wear appropriate safety gear when operating a woodworking machine: safety glasses, a face shield for extra protection, and hearing protectors or earplugs. lf there is no dust collection system, wear a dust mask. For exotic woods, such as ebony, use a respirator; the sawdust may cause an allergic reaction.
2. Make sure that workshop lighting and ventilation are adequate and that work surfaces are large and sturdy.
3. Read your owner’s manuat carefully before operating any machine.
4.Tie back long hair, roll up long sleeves and avoid loose-fitting clothing. Remove rings and other jewelry that can catch in moving parts.
5. Keep children, onlookers and pets away from the work area.
6. Unplug a machine before performing setup or installation operattons.
7. Concentrate on the job; do not rush or take shortcuts. Never work when you are tired, stressed or have been drinking alcohol or using medications that induce drowsiness.
8. Whenever possible, clamp down the workpiece, leaving both hands free to perform an operation.
9. Find a comfortable stance; avoid over-reaching.
10. Turn the machine off if it produces an unfamiliar vibration or noise; have the machine serviced before resuming operations.
11.Keep your work area clean and tidy; clutter can lead to accidents.
You need to setup a fence system. Then you need to have a downward pushing feather board. Whenever you are working on a shaper you push the wood against the rotation of the cutter, never with the rotation of the cutter. The safest way to use a panel cutter would be to have a stock feeder. You can take a full cut with the shaper and there should be no ill effects. But as a beginner without a stock feeder, you should take partial cuts to see how it feels. End grain is tougher to cut than edge grain.
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