Stay Safe When Using Your Miter Saw
Posted On July 1, 2014
When it comes to building things in your workshop, the most important thing to keep in mind is safety. This is especially true when using power tools, such as your miter saw. The following are a few safety tips to follow:
Read the manual – The best way to be safe while using your miter saw is to read the instructions. Instruction manuals go over the necessary safety precautions, and the more you know about using a power tool, the safer it will be for you to use it.
- Always wear eye protection – You never know when dust or debris might make its way to your eyes; wearing protection is a great way to avoid this.
- Don’t wear long sleeves – Long sleeves can get caught up in the miter saw’s blade and cause injury. Make sure you are properly dressed whenever operating a miter saw.
- Never cross your arms – Hold the miter saw with your left hand and the object you’re cutting with your right hand. It doesn’t matter which hand is your dominant hand, you should never cross your arms as this can result in being cut.
Always use these safety tips when operating your miter saw. For more workshop-related tips and ideas, be sure to contact us at Schutte Lumber today.