Additional Safety for Wood Lathes
KEEpING GUARDS IN pLAcE. to prevent
entanglement hazards, make sure all doors
and guards are secured in place and that
the lathe sits on a flat, stable surface.
EyE/fAcE pROTEcTION. Airborne wood
dust and debris can be hazardous to the
eyes/face and may cause allergies or long-
term respiratory health problems. Always
wear eye protection or a face shield and a
respirator when operating the lathe.
USING cENTERS. When using centers,
be certain the workpiece has been prop-
erly embedded on them and that there is
adequate clearance for the full rotation.
ADJUSTING TOOL REST. to prevent the
turning tool and your hands being pulled
into the spinning workpiece, always adjust
the tool rest to provide proper support for
the turning tool you will be using. test the
tool rest clearance by rotating workpiece by
hand before connecting the lathe to power.
TURNING SpEED. select the correct turn-
ing speed for your work, and allow the lathe
to gain full speed before using.
USING SHARp cHISELS. Keep lathe chis-
els properly sharpened and held firmly on
the tool rest when turning.
OpERATING DAMAGED LATHE. never
operate the lathe with damaged or worn
parts that fly apart during operation.
Like all machinery there is potential danger when operating this lathe. Accidents are frequently
caused by lack of familiarity or failure to pay attention. Use this lathe with respect and caution to
reduce the risk of operator injury. If normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored, serious
personal injury may occur.
WORKpIEcE cONDITION. to prevent the
workpiece breaking apart and flying at the
operator, always inspect the condition of
the workpiece. do not turn pieces with
knots, splits, and other potentially danger-
ous conditions. make sure joints of glued-
up pieces have high quality bonds and will
not fly apart during operation.
STOppING LATHE. do not stop the lathe
by using your hand against the workpiece
which could cause serious injury. Allow the
lathe to stop on its own.
10. SANDING/pOLISHING. to maintain an
adequate and safe working area, always
remove the tool rest when performing sand-
ing or polishing operations on the rotating
11. MATERIAL REMOvAL RATE. Attempting
to remove too much material at once may
cause the workpiece to fly out of the lathe.
12. pREvENTING THROWN WORKpIEcE.
make sure that lathe is in its lowest speed
when starting up. An out-of-balance
workpiece or high rpm start can eject the
13. fAcEpLATE TURNING. When faceplate
turning, make sure the faceplate is securely
attached to the workpiece and it is properly
attached to the spindle. Always use lathe
chisels on the downward spinning side of
the workpiece only.
g0462 Wood Lathe (mfg. since 3/10)