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MARK V INTRODUCTION
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Safety
Safety Factors Built into the System
Important Safety Equipment
General Safety Rules for Power Tools
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MARK V Introduction
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General Safety Rules for Power Tools

Here are some general safety rules to follow when operating power tools:

  • Read, understand and follow the Owners Manual for any tool you operate.
  • Keep your hands and fingers out of the danger zone.
  • Ground all tools (unless double insulated).
  • Wear proper eye and ear protection. Also, wear a dust mask.
  • Keep guards in place and in working order. Most injuries occur on unguarded power tools.
  • Remove adjusting keys and wrenches.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, ties, gloves, or jewelry. Roll sleeves up above your elbows, wear nonslip footwear, and tuck long hair under a hat.
  • Do not operate power tools if you are fatigued, taking medication, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not use power tools in damp, wet or explosive atmospheres.
  • Keep work areas well lit, clean, and free from clutter.
  • Make sure accessories, safety devices and fixtures are properly adjusted and secured before turning on the machine.
  • Secure all locks.
  • Make sure the machine rests firmly on the floor when in use--not up on the retractable casters.
  • Operate tools at the correct speed for the operation.
  • Never stand directly in the line of rotation of a moving blade, cutter, disc or stock. If a kickback occurs you could be hit by the stock.
  • Do not work with stock that is too small or too large to handle safely.
  • Do not use second-hand lumber or wood that is wet, pltchy or has loose knots.
  • Do not force a tool; it will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which it was designed.
  • Do not use a tool or accessory to do a job for which it was not designed.
  • Feed the workpiece into the cutter against the rotation of the cutter only.
  • Repair or replace damaged parts before further use. If a strange noise or vibration develops, turn off and unplug the machine. Correct the problem.
  • Use clamps, fixtures, and other devices to hold, support and control workpieces.
  • Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
  • Turn off the tool and wait until it comes to a complete stop before removing workpieces and scraps.
  • Never try to stop the tool by grabbing the workpiece or any part of the tool. Turn off the tool and let it come to a complete stop by itself.
  • Do not leave the tool running unattended. Turn power off. Don't leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
  • Avoid unintentional starting. Make sure the switch is In the "off" position before plugging in or unplugging the tool.
  • Turn off and unplug tools before changing accessories and setups, making adjustments, and performing maintenance and repair.
  • Do not stand or lean on the tool. You could fall onto the tool or it could tip over injuring you and/or damaging the tool.
  • Keep parts and tools sharp, clean and maintained according to the Owners Manual.
  • Make your workshop child-proof. Unplug tools, use pad-locks, master switches and remove starter keys.
  • Keep children away. All visitors should stay a safe distance from power tools, and wear eye and ear protection.
  • Use only recommended Shopsmith parts and accessories on your Shopsmith Wood-working System. NEVER use non-Shopsmith replacement parts or accessories. They are not designed like Shopsmith parts. Using non-Shopsmith parts may create a hazard and could void your warranties.
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