Many, many years ago I attended the New York School of Printing. This was a high school/trade school for the printing industry which is a shadow of it's former self. During my time there I was requiired to copy and write endless pages of safety instructions before being allowed near any of the machines. Throughout my life I have read and received safety instructions on all sorts of power equipment and it always bothers me how easy it is for the average person to walk into a Home Depot and buy any number of very dangerous power tools and machines. I won't list them all but table saws, circular saws, chainsaws, almost any power tool is unforegiving when matched against flesh and bone. I know most of you are in the Trades and have learned your lessons but for those of you reading these Forums and just starting to use power tools and machines, please take the time to read the instructions. Get the proper safety equipment and use it. Gloves, goggles, earplugs, dust masks or respirators. Don't be in a hurry to get that tool or machine out of the box plugged in and running before you have a thorough idea of how to use it. We have probably had similar Threads but this deserves repeating occassionally. Accidents happen in split seconds and take so long to heal if you are lucky. Respect the power of the tool or machine.
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