Disclaimer Notice
Last updated on Friday, June 13, 2014 10:26:22 PM Eastern US Time Zone


Please read the Personal Safety Equipment page.

All practices described herein are to be used at the discretion & risk of the reader.

Opinions expressed are those of the author or the quoted source.

The author is not an employee or agent for any of the vendors referenced in the text & does not sell or represent any of the products discussed.

The author is not a professional machinist or engineer.

No information provided herein should be construed to represent professional advice or best practice.

All information is provided to help hobbyists & other non-professionals gain a better understanding of the tools & techniques described.

Care has been exercised to provide accurate information but the author cannot be held responsible for information which is incorrect or out of date.

Power tools & shop practices are dangerous. Read, understand, & follow all directions & precautions provided by the equipment manufacturer.

Always take all proper safety precautions such as wearing industry approved (ANSI) protective eyewear, breathing filtration, hearing protection, appropriate clothing, adequate illumination, good ventilation, & secure footing.

Keep children & animals clear of the work zone.

Cutting & grinding metal can result in exposure to & inhalation of toxic materials. Refer to the MSDS for the properties of a particular material.

Do not place hands near cutter while the machine is operating. Wait until the cutter has completely stopped turning.

Absolutely do not operate any machinery while under the influence of alcohol, medications, or other drugs.

Always disconnect & lockout the machine from its power source before performing any maintenance, repair, modification, or upgrade.

Directly contact the manufacturer if you have any questions or problems; often they have manuals available.

Consult knowledgeable people in the appropriate forums if an equipment manual cannot be obtained.

If there are any doubts about the safety of the machine or how it is going to be used, do not operate it & seek professional guidance.

Never underestimate the power of the Dunning–Kruger Effect & Cognitive Dissonance.

Your mileage may vary. Batteries not included. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.