Prepping for heavy-duty saw equipment use is no walk in the park. It takes of safety precautions to look at before you can even start. One of them is finding a strategic area to set camp for your machinery where you can be more productive and at the same time favorable for you, and even for your co-workers.
So what are the things to consider before setting up your woodcutting station in a specific area?
Construction sites usually have a designated place for sawing and cutting tasks, although sometimes this is not the case. As a recommendation, scan the surroundings before stationing on a preferred hub.
What to consider: Settle for a spot that’s not too crowded or occupied by other workers. It is also good thing to set up your station in a less-busy space.
What not to do: Crowd the sawing area
It may be redundant to say that most garages are “makeshift” workshop for self-serving DIY enthusiasts. Face it; there is no doubt that this is the safest and most convenient place in your house for your wood works. Apart from the fact that most of your needed tools are there, you don’t have to worry about kids running around, or leaving nasty sawdust and other residual particles in your sofa.
What to consider: Keep access doors closed to prevent sawdust from settling inside the house. If necessary, keep the garage door open when working to make sure you have ample air circulation. Keep away unnecessary things.
What not to do: Allow kids to play around your workstation, work near a parked car
If you’re using your blades for crafting your next masterpiece, then see if the room has enough available lighting. It is always better to set up your workstation right in the middle of the room to allocate space allowance for your piece.
What to consider: Open your windows to allow air circulation. Give at least a good 10 feet distance between your sawing station and your work in-progress to avoid accidental cuts or unwanted blemishes to your artwork.
What not to do: Situate where available light is not adequate.
As a last thing to consider, when using heavy machinery and power tools, make it a point to wear protective gear at all times.