This information is intended to be used in combination with the first aid book that you buy and will show you how to use your saw in the proper way when it comes to working around your saw. These tips should be implemented whenever you are using a wood saw in your job, which could be anywhere from cutting down branches, to ripping up lumber to even cutting a hole in a piece of plywood.
A good quality saw does not have to be expensive; a used saw is cheaper than a new one. As long as the saw has the latest safety features and workmanship the cost is much less. A good used saw will save you money over the years.
First of all, always try to keep your saw away from fire and heat. Keep the power off until you are ready to work.
Always work under a sheltered area in the workplace like a shed or an office. Never use an enclosed area like a barn or garage. A tree is usually your best option for shelter. Always make sure that the ceiling of the shelter is the highest.
Never start a cut in a position that is too close to the saw, in case sparks fly, the sparks can hit a work area and cause a fire. You should always start a cut by sitting at least 10 feet away from the saw, which will prevent a spark from traveling to a work area. The closer the saw is to you, the more sparks will travel to your work area.
Whenever you are cutting a piece of wood, always make sure that the ground you are cutting is level. If the ground is uneven, you could damage a piece of wood or your hand.
There are different levels of electric saws and each has its own safety features. If you are cutting on an electrical circuit, a good practice is to turn off the power at the power switch. The power switch is located on the back side of the jaw or in the control panel.
Always make sure that you are wearing eye protection and ear protection as well when using your saw. Your hearing could be affected if you do not wear these protective equipment. You could also get shocked from any sparks that could come off from the machine, which could potentially cause an accident.