1. Stay focused and pay attention to the job at hand.
2. Always have the cutterhead guard in place and swinging freely and smoothly.
3. Keep your hands away from the knives by using push pads or blocks whenever possible.
4. Never try to edge joint short (less than 12") or narrow pieces. Likewise, face jointing very thin stock is not a good idea.
5. Don't feed stock too fast or take too deep of a cut. You want the cut to be effortless.
Straightedge on outfeed table
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