Using Power Tools Safely – Circular Saws

Master builder Todd Newman shares his 20+ years experience as a very safe builder, showing and explaining the best practice when it comes to the safe use of power tools. In this program we examine the most common injuries from…

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Master builder Todd Newman shares his 20+ years experience as a very safe builder, showing and explaining the best practice when it comes to the safe use of power tools. In this program we examine the most common injuries from circular saws and the best ways to eliminate risk. The video covers Introduction and Injuries; Preparation – power disconnected, check attachments, check base plate, check blade, check safety guard; Set up – timber can fall away, good position; Dangers of electricity – cutting power lead, circuit breaker, tagged leads; Personal Protection Equipment – eyes, ears, steel-capped boots; Assess job, area, material, cut straight line; Secure material; Base plate horizontal; Cutting – blade up to speed, use two hands, space in front clear, let blade stop completely; and Good process in action.

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