Safety Article: The Most Dangerous Power Tools

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Blog entry by Brian Havens posted 07-19-2010 08:21 PM 1389 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Most Dangerous Power Tools

Saw this on Twitter this morning, along with the follow up article.

Since the evaluation is based on shear numbers of incidences, I do not consider it accurate for woodworking. As woodworkers, we have a double-edged sword: On the one hand, we are much more cognizant of safety than the average bear, but on the other hand, we play with things that I suspect have more potential for injury that the tools listed in the article. Nonetheless, the article serves as a good safety reminder.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 10:17 PM

Very sobering…thanks for the post (I think). No, really, it does remind us to slow down, think about what we are going to do before we do it, and then think, is this the safest way.
Good post Brian.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#2 posted 07-19-2010 10:54 PM

The story about the poor bloke on the ladder with the circular saw certainly caused me to re-evaluate the plan for an upcoming job.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#3 posted 07-19-2010 11:50 PM

I’ve always believed the most dangerous thing in a shop is the user. Ya gotta always be aware! And have a modicum of common sense. ;p)

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 08:53 AM

Yes, that was pretty harsh alright. Thank goodness I’m kind of a chicken when it comes to power tools.


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