I've been lurking here for some time. The posts from the experienced
wreckers here have been of great use to me -- thanks!
I'm a relatively new woodworker (about 1 year), and I have two small
children ages 2 and 4. I worry a lot about keeping the monkeys out of
my shop. My shop is in the 3rd bay of our garage, and the door is
kept locked, tools are kept unplugged and cords knotted, blades down
and/or detensioned, etc.
I've been looking for a way to lock out the power, but it's tricky
because I don't have a dedicated circuit breaker.
I came across an interesting shop safety device that I thought might
be of general interst. This is a small keylock device that engages
over the male end of a standard 2 or 3 prong 110V plug ... it
effectively locks out anyone who doesn't have the key from powering up
the tool. The keylock is from a company called Roride in Santa
Barbara, CA. I found them through McMaster-Carr for about $10 each
I have no affiliation with this company. I offer the information
because I figure their might be other woodworkers with young kids, and
this might be of use to them.