Do you need to read instructions when Woodworking?

Advise for a beginner.YES! read instructions on line. And Keep your fingers away from the saw
  3 answers
  • William William on Feb 22, 2017
    I agree! Always read the instructions, whether online, books or magazines. Pros wrote the articles, they provide tips and tricks to make things easier and safer. Power tools can be your friend AND your enemy. I cut half of my left thumb on a table saw back in '86. My fault, my ignorance, my negligence.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 22, 2017
    THis is good to repeat to me, I always want to skip the directions and dive right in. But your'e correct, read first an then go ahead!!
  • Joseph Glackin Joseph Glackin on Feb 22, 2017
    One tip. When using a power tool (esp any saw) always release the switch and let it come to a complete stop BEFORE you move it again. A friend pulled back a circular saw after he released the trigger. The blade was still spinning, and the blade guard did not flip back and cover. We had to bind him up and carry him down 80' of scaffolding to get an ambulance to cover his thigh. It was the end of his career working high steel.
    • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 23, 2017
      Staying safe is so easy and important and yet making mistakes is easy as well  But this just goes to show how worth it it is to take the extra couple of seconds (or minutes) for caution!!