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Before you pick up those woodworking tools, take the time to ensure your safety in the shop! Eyes, ears, fingers, and lungs are all at risk when working with wood. Share your tips and stories of “lessons learned” to help others protect their health.

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i shot a 16g nail into my hand

04-09-2010 05:08 PM by ,

So I have done it. Several times I have come close but this time the nail su...

30 05-06-2010 04:26 AM
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Table Saw Fence

04-29-2010 05:47 AM by Juansnapon

OK I just got a Ridgid Cast iron table saw missing a lot of parts but only pa...

2 04-29-2010 05:58 AM
View Mike Gager's profile

on a table saw, what exactly is the guard for?

12-03-2009 03:04 PM by Mike Gager

ok seriously with all the table saw mishaps, missing fingers and such, are al...

65 04-22-2010 07:49 PM
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Training for Tool Safety with Students

04-16-2010 06:29 AM by WhiskeyWaters

Hey Lumberjocks - I’m an afterschool educator in SE Texas adn I̵...

6 04-22-2010 03:23 AM
View Wiley's profile

beveling safely on a table saw

04-15-2010 11:54 PM by Wiley

My table saw is a very dinky little benchtop Craftsman, and as a new woodwork...

5 04-20-2010 09:44 PM
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Coiled Bandsaw Danger! Always follow the instructions!

04-10-2010 02:10 AM by Konomigon

I’m a new bandsaw owner and I just uncoiled my first blade. The pack...

6 04-15-2010 05:31 PM
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Is it possible to add a dado blade to a Ryobi 10" table saw?

09-28-2008 03:25 AM by WWilder

I recently bought a starter table saw. It is the $100 Ryobi from Home Depot o...

15 04-08-2010 06:46 AM
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It had to happen! 50 lawsuits are pending...1.5mil awarded

03-17-2010 05:14 PM by DaveH

Apparently a jury awarded 1.5 mil to a man who was injured using a table saw ...

225 04-08-2010 02:50 AM
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Lesson Learned!!!!

04-05-2010 03:27 PM by ltroupe1

This weekend I bought my first set of new powertools. I bougt a Ryobi Plunge ...

10 04-06-2010 02:17 PM
View pollock's profile

Stop Switch Bar

03-19-2010 04:49 PM by pollock

Fellow woodworkers,Does anyone have a design for a stop switch bar for a tabl...

4 04-01-2010 05:45 PM
View MattinCincy's profile

Router mishap - I got very lucky!

03-30-2010 11:00 PM by MattinCincy

Wow, I came very close to a serious (or possibly fatal) injury the other day ...

27 04-01-2010 04:46 PM
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Power - how to determine if a machine runs safely in your shop

03-15-2010 05:09 AM by LucasinBC

Hi everyone, This is a rookie question so please bear with me. Well actu...

7 04-01-2010 12:11 PM
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wobble dado

03-29-2010 12:08 AM by RH913

HI ALL Are there any reasons not tio use a wobble dado on a 10inch powermat...

13 03-29-2010 10:58 AM
View USCJeff's profile

No way this law suit was won. Wow.

03-25-2010 02:54 AM by USCJeff

Article Link Wow, won a law suit because there was no flesh detecting safe...

3 03-26-2010 04:04 AM
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Dust Collection Unit Located Outside the Shop

03-22-2010 10:07 PM by jimmymac

I am designing my shop and plan to put a cyclone dust collector outside the w...

1 03-24-2010 09:21 PM
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Air filter replacement?

03-24-2010 02:37 AM by DrTebi

Hello, I have a Jet AFS-1000B air filtration unit, and I am wondering abou...

3 03-24-2010 09:10 AM
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My sense of smell has changed after working with Chinese plywood

03-15-2009 04:18 AM by CutsTwiceMeasuresOnce

In the Fall, I worked with some Chinese plywood bought from a local “bi...

30 03-22-2010 01:31 PM
View Bret's profile

Dang lucky

03-20-2010 12:09 AM by Bret

I was using my TS to dado a long piece of santos mahogany for a picture frame...

12 03-20-2010 09:05 PM
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Shop Made Zero Clearance Insert with Splitter

03-18-2010 03:02 AM by mikedrums

Zero clearance insert, made from high quality 3/4” Finnish plywood, wit...

9 03-20-2010 07:58 PM
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It's Not Just The Table Saw

02-08-2010 05:28 AM by rsmith71

I know that the majority of injuries in the shop seem to be table saw acciden...

20 03-18-2010 02:18 PM

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