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Woodworking Safety Tips Map

Tips to help you improve woodworking safety in your own shop and prevent the most common woodworking injuries.

Bandsaw Safety
The Dangers of Blade Spin Down
The Running Bandsaw
Adjusting Bandsaw Height
"The Red Zone"

Table Saw Safety
19 Tablesaw Safety Tips
Planning the Cut
Using a Sliding Table
No Gloves on the Table Saw
Foot Switch
A 20th Table Saw Safety Tip
Cutting Plywood
Table Saw Safety Precautions
Rehearse the Cut
An Extra Hand
Spinning Blades
Hand Positioning Technique
Red Stripe Tip

Woodturning Safety
The Clothespin Tip
A Few Woodturning Safety Tips
4 Tips for Turners

General Shop Safety
3 Key Safety Issues
Exposure Wear Gloves
Left hand caution light
Incandescent Lighting
Cutting Small Parts Safely
Fire Extinguishers
Long Sleeves
Clear the Floor
Loose Hair
Unplug Your Power Tools
Storage and Fire Safety
Working Alone
Rotary Tools
Setup Safely
Phone Distraction
Trying a New Technique
Accessible Push Sticks
Material Safety Resources
The Boy Scout Test
Safety Placards
Read the Manual
Spontaneous Combustion Is Real
Wear Safety Glasses
Woodworking Rules For Kids
Shop Visitors
Unexpected Shop Guests
Unwanted Shop Guests- An Alternative
Avoid Getting Startled
Shop Visitor Distractions
Timed Knock
Visitors Approaching

Shop Mindset Safety
Quit While You're Ahead
When to Quit for the Day
Focus on the current project
Leave Your Stress Outside the Shop
Having a Clear Head
Chain of Decisions
Think of Your Follow-Through
Planning Ahead of Your Cut
When to Walk Away
Be Confident, Not Overconfident
Be Alert and Communicate
Afternoon Slump
The Cozy Chair Tip
Feeling Lightheaded?
Just Think!

Learn the best woodworking practices and woodworking rules from our safety articles which include contributions from real customer experience. Tablesaw rules and power tool rules for safety can be literal life savers. So take the extra time to learn how to prevent the most common woodworking injuries in your shop.

Safe Woodworking: A Disclaimer

Working with wood is inherently dangerous. Anyone using any of the tools or supplies we sell is personally responsible for learning the proper techniques involved, and he or she assumes all risks and accepts complete responsibility for any and all damages and injury of any kind, including death, which may result from the use of any product purchased from Highland Woodworking. Before using any woodworking hand tool or woodworking power tool consult its operating instructions, and, if necessary, seek instruction by a qualified person well-versed in its operation and appropriate safety techniques. All information and advice stated or implied on this website or by sales staff is only for the purpose of assisting you in purchasing decisions; it remains up to you to make sure what you're doing is safe. The joy of woodworking, rewarding as it is, is not worth the cost of getting hurt. Please keep safety foremost in your mind when you are in the shop.
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