17.4.2 Jointer and Shaper Safety

Follow these safety guidelines when using jointers and shapers:

  1. Ensure that jointers are equipped with cylindrical cutting heads.
  2. Use a push stick, as necessary.
  3. Do not use single cutter knives in shaper heads.
  4. Ensure that knives are balanced and correctly mounted.
  5. Adjust cutting depth before turning the machine on.
  6. Do not use the jointer for strips that are less than 1 inch wide.

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