Important Safety Tips When Doing Carpentry Work

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Before going to your Kansas City lumberyard to get your supplies for your DIY project, there are some things you need to remember before you plug in those power tools.  Safety for you and those around you should be your number one priority.  Carpenters experience a higher than average rate of accidents that can often be prevented.

Below are 3 of the top safety tips to keep you from a visit to the emergency room.

  1. Always wear safety glasses while working.  It may sound like common sense, but you should never take off your glasses when working with wood.  Your eyesight is too valuable.
  2. Don’t wear any dangling jewelry or clothing.  You want to remove anything that may get entangled in a saw blade or other equipment.  Your clothing should be appropriate and comfortable for your working environment.
  3. Disconnect the power to your tools before changing blades or bits.  The switch could get bumped on or malfunction causing serious injury.  Many woodworkers have lost fingers or received severe lacerations from forgetting this important tip.

If you’re the slightest bit uncomfortable in your abilities, ask a professional at your local Kansas City lumberyard for help. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Visit Schutte Lumber to learn more about our wholesale and contractor supplies!

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