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6) Use miter saw safety guards. The miter saw should come with an upper hood that covers top half of blade along with a lower blade guard. Do not operate machinery without these guards.
7) Make sure that blade is securely fastened. Loose blades have ability to fall off. Take care to make sure that miter saw blade is securely fastened and aligned correctly. To do this, unplug miter saw and carefully spin blade with finger. The blade should not hit any of other components of saw.
8) Keep work material secure. Do not attempt to cut material freehand. Always make sure that material being cut is secure against fence of miter saw. If work piece is unstable, then use a clamp to hold it in place. Also, remember to check that miter saw is on a smooth and stable surface before beginning a project.
9) Leave miter saw unplugged and in off position when not in use. Following this guideline will protect you from any accidents that could occur when turning on your miter saw. Never leave a power tool on while unattended. It is also advisable to wait until your miter saw is completely warmed up and come up to speed before starting a project.
10) Be Alert! Always be alert when operating a power tool. If work becomes monotonous, take a short break. Accidents are prone to happen to those who are not paying attention.
Be sure to follow these miter saw safety tips in order to keep yourself safe. Remember that these are only general guidelines and that you should stop operation of a miter saw at any sign of abnormality. Always be cautious while operating a miter saw in order to avoid any possible accidents.
Kaitlin Carruth is a client account specialist with 10xMarketing - More Visitors. More Buyers. More Revenue. For more information about miter saws, please visit Tool America.