I like to think I am safe most of the time. I always wear safety toe boots when cutting the grass. Safety glasses are on most times in the shop or when using the weed-wacker. I always lower the blade completely on my TS when I am done for the day. Since our recent move, I have also begun unplugging the saw since the new house has an attached garage as opposed the old detached one.
Why unplug? Why lower the blade? A lovely two year old that always wants to help daddy fix things is the answer. Yesterday she ran into the garage and just had to push those colorful buttons on the TS.
Those of you that don't have kids are free to pontificate about how irresponsible it is to even allow a kid into the workshop before the age of consent. Those of us that have kids know it would be easier to stop a politician from lying than keep a child contained 100% of the time.
My question(s) are these: What type of safety device(s) should I install in the shop to keep my princess in one piece? Currently the garage has only two overhead bulb lights and NO outlets! I'm considering a sub-panel and a key switched load-panel for the outlets I'll be installing. Sources for this type of switched panel?
Does Jet or anyone else make a magnetic switch for a Jet contractor TS? Even a safety conscience guy like me has pulled a 3 stooges plug in the belt-sander move. It was then I considered power tool racing. http://www.powertooldragraces.com /