|Re: Workshop Policies and Procedures||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Pat Looney-Burman (burloonfresnocohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 10:16:58 -0700 (PDT)|
At La Querencia, aka Fresno Cohousing we have a shop that is mostly equipped for woodworking: table saw, planer, jointer, router table, bandsaw and drill press. To address safety, we have taken two measures. All the more “dangerous “ power tools (table saw, planer, jointer, and bandsaw) run on a 220v dedicated circuit which can only be activated with a key operated switch. Only those members who have been checked out for safe operation of these machines are given a key to that switch. This allows less skilled residents to use the workshop without having access to the “dangerous “ equipment. The table saw is also a safety conscious item; it is a SawStop brand. That’s have a sensor built in that, when it detects contact between the blade and human flesh instantly stops the blade preventing serious injury. It is amazingly effective. I personally have had a couple of close calls which probably would have taken off a finger have only resulted in a minor scratch. Google “sawstop” and see it in action. George Burman La Querencia Cohousing Sent from my iPhone
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