Protecting Yourself from Miter Saw Hazards

Written by Kaitlin Carruth

A miter saw, also known as a "chop saw," is a circular saw that is mounted on a frame. It is designed to be portable and to make very accurate angled cuts between 45 and 90 degrees. The compound miter saw can cut at an additional angle in order to cut bevels. Miter saws are predominately used in cutting wood but can also be used to cut plastics and light metals. Like any power tool, it is important to follow some safety rules to protect yourself. The following are some guidelines to keep yourself safe while operating you miter saw:

1) Wear protective gear. Make sure to protect your eyes with safety goggles or safety glasses that currently meetrepparttar national safety standard. Wear a full protective face mask when needed or dust mask for dusty projects (some ofrepparttar 145823 dust from projects can contain harmful chemicals). It is also recommended to wear hearing protection (such as ear plugs) with extended use of a miter saw.

2) Avoid wearing any loose clothing. Do not wear anything that could possibly get inrepparttar 145824 way or fall intorepparttar 145825 path ofrepparttar 145826 saw. This would include loose clothing, jewelry such as earrings, neck ties, gloves, or any dangling object. Remember to tie back long hair.

3) Keep miter saw clean. The miter saw and area aroundrepparttar 145827 miter saw should always be clean and free from debris. Also, inspect material to make sure it is free from nails and any other foreign objects before cutting.

4) Maintain a sharp miter saw blade. Always use a miter saw blade that is sharp and undamaged.

5) Do not over reach. Keep a secure footing and do not over reach. Never attempt to reach aroundrepparttar 145828 miter saw while it is on.

10 Things To Consider Before Planning And Installing A New Bathroom

Written by Bridget Mwape

Whether you want to install a new bathroom or make improvements to an existing one there are some decisions you need to make and challenges to overcome. A bathroom must be tailored to your requirements and every plan will vary depending onrepparttar planner's needs.

1. Seek professional advice before planning a bathroom. You may need to consider local water regulations, existing plumbing facilities andrepparttar 145712 way your house is constructed.

2. Definerepparttar 145713 role and requirements ofrepparttar 145714 new bathroom. Planning a bathroom involves more thanrepparttar 145715 positioning of basic fixtures such asrepparttar 145716 bath, basin and toilet. Make sure your plan allows for plenty of floor for wall space and for extras such as towel rail, mirror and storage.

3. Decide if you need to make any changes to existing services and whether structural work is required. Measure up and noterepparttar 145717 position ofrepparttar 145718 existing services, windows and doors and work outrepparttar 145719 plan to getrepparttar 145720 bathroom fixtures where you want them. You’ll also need to decide if you need to move any doors, windows or walls and whether you need to make changes torepparttar 145721 electricity wiring, water and drains.

4. Draw outrepparttar 145722 bathroom area on graph paper and work out how best to divide uprepparttar 145723 bathroom for different purposes or tasks. You may need to consider whether to use double or sliding doors, archways or curtains.

5. Ensure that you have enough space to accommodate your chosen fittings as well as enough room to move them into position. Think about how much room will be required for toiletries, storing towels, medicines etc.

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