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    ISOtunes Pro headphones offer some cool benefits for woodworkers: Bluetooth connection to your phone, hearing protection, and—what I think is the coolest feature—suppression of background noise when you’re on the phone. That means you can keep workin’ while you’re talkin’. This video provides you with an example of just how the noise suppression works. Check

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  • WGA 044940f_d1h46u_c Unsafe Cross-Cutting on the Table Saw
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    Table saw safety is a huge part of woodworking, and avoiding table saw kick back is a large part of table saw safety. You may find it tempting to try and use the rip fence on a table saw for cutting multiple pieces to the same size. There are scenarios in which this works, and

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  • Woodshop Tips: Hearing the Phone in a Noisy Shop
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    Have you ever missed a telephone call in your workshop because you had one or more power tools running that drowned out the sound of the phone ringing in the background? This is a frustration that many woodworkers share. At times this can lead to a minor inconvenience, and in other situations the ramifications of

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    Planers can do so much for you. They’re pretty high on the must-have list of standard shop tools because they are full of horse power and have a very high cutter head speed. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. From hearing protection to where you stand, there are some simple things you can

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    They may seem benign but, like any shop tool, drill presses need to be treated with respect. Used improperly you can “helicopter” your material, burn up drill bits, launch a chuck key, and worse. Most drill press safety is all about common sense, and Tom is passing his common sense safety rules along to you.

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    Gruesome, but true; butcher shops use bandsaws to cut steaks. That tells you that a bandsaw, used improperly, can do a lot of damage. We want to make sure you’re taking every safety precaution when you use a bandsaw for your woodworking projects. This video provides you with bandsaw rules of the road that will

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  • Portable Power Tool Safety
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    When using portable power tools it’s very important to have your work secured, and to keep your hands out of the way of the cutting tool. Here are some tips to help you keep your project parts in place while you’re cutting them, and keep your hands safely out of the way. Remember to always

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  • Lathe Safety: Face Shield vs Respirator
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    Ready to do some turning? Keep lathe safety in mind. You’ve got to wear a face shield to protect your face and eyes. When you get to the sanding step you also need to protect your lungs, something a face shield alone won’t do. Check out this video to learn more about face shield/respirator combos.

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  • Miter Saw Safety Tips
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    George Vondriska talks miter saw safety and demonstrates why he prefers to release the trigger and let his miter saw blade come to a complete stop once he’s made a cut before returning it to its original position. The answer is two-fold: 1) You won’t have any small offcut pieces ricocheting around your workshop and

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