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A Two Minute Safety Tip

While working in the shop one day I discovered that I failed to run one 6 inch piece through the router table while it was set up for those pieces.I figured it was ONLY one little piece so why waste 2 whole minutes to reset the router table. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!! I now sport a newly-acquired 3 sided scar on the top half inch of my left hand ring finger.

People, please, take whatever time that's needed to set up and operate your tools safely. The 2 minutes I tried to save ended up costing me a whole bunch more time than what it would have taken to set up the router table 20 times. PLEASE WORK SAFELY. IT DOESN’T HURT AS MUCH OR TAKE AS LONG.

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