Using a Miter Saw Properly
Among all the tools used in a workshop, the miter saw is one of the most useful. You should realize that if you do not use the miter saw correctly, it can be very dangerous. In order to use the miter saw in a proper way and to keep you safe, here are some safety rules to follow.
If you want to work in safety, you need to be dressed properly. There are not hard rules in dressing but choose clothing that is comfortable but not loose. This is important when it comes to sleeves. You long sleeves but you can’t make them hang loose because it might get caught in the saw.
When using the power saw, make sure that you have eye protection. Eye protection needs to be worn every time you use your miter saw. Make sure that you use hearing protection too. You should protect your ears because a miter saw is more than loud enough to damage your ears.
Make sure that you don’t cut anything unless your miter saw is in good condition. There is a blade guard in all miter saws so do not remove or disable this. Makes sure that it does not bind when you are lowering or raising the saw.
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Make sure to check on your blade. You should sharpen your blade before using and install it properly. Using a dull blade is dangerous, make sure it is sharpened first. It is also important to make sure that the saw blade is properly attached to the arbor. It can really cause a lot of damage if it comes loose while you are using it. When you are checking the blade or doing any kind of work on the saw, make sure that the miter saw is unplugged.
If you are almost using your miter saw, it is important to make sure that you use it in the correct way. Don’t ignore the fence; it is there for a reason. If you want the piece that you are cutting to be kept in place, then you should use the fence. Use the fence to avoid the risks of cutting freehand. If you don’t want pieces of wood to hit you then use the fence. Saw dust is collected when the saw is used. You need to clean away small cut offs so it does not get in your way. Dusting away the particles is important so you need to stop once in a while just to make sure it is clean.
When you are working make sure to pay attention to what you are doing. People forget the miter saws can be very dangerous and because of this they don’t pay attention they way they should. Always keep your hands away from the blade and make sure to follow all the safety rules.