Tool Safety and Operation
- Wear proper personal protection equipment. Safety glasses or face shield are required. Wear hearing protection that is appropriate for the level and duration of the noise in the tool room. A dust mask is recommended. Do not wear gloves.
- Wear proper apparel. No loose fitting cloths or neckties. No loose jewelry. Long hair must be covered or tied back. Non-slip footwear is recommended.
- Keep the work area clean. Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents.
- Make sure that the dust collection port is open.
- Keep the machine free of dust and debris to avoid a fire hazard.
- Ask your instructor or the tech to examine belts or sanding discs that appear to be excessively worn or frayed.
- The work table must be secured properly.
- Do not sand pieces that are small enough to be pulled between the sanding surface and the work table.
- Keep hands away from abrasive surfaces. Use a jig or holding device to hold small or thin pieces of wood to prevent injuries to the fingers or hands.
- Use only light pressure - just enough to hold the work against the abrasive.
- Stationary Sanders are finishing tools - not carving or shaping tools. Use them accordingly.
- When using the disc sanders, always sand on the down-side of the disc so that the stock is driven into the table by the machine's rotation.
- Use the entire surface of the abrasive. Avoid uneven wear patterns.
- Sand only dry wood that has not been already used or painted.
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