Woodworking Safety Manual

By Western Hands® Education & Training Center Introduction

Hand tools and power-driven machine tools have been developed to save time and perform accurate, repeatable work. Hand and power tools consistently perform the same operation hundreds of times if they are properly used, cared for, and understood. In nearly all cases, mistakes and/or injuries are due to operator error, not the machine. Whether the tools are helpful or harmful depends on you.

For each tool listed in this manual, there are corresponding links to Youtube videos about that tool. These videos, along with the introduction and safety guidelines at the beginning of this manual, will provide the answers to the questions found in the corresponding quizzes.