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Safety Week 2011: Safe Chisel Use

Woodworking Chisel SafetyChisels are used more than any other tool in the shop. They are also probably the sharpest (or they should be) tools in the shop. It is only natural that such a sharp blade out in the open like that be a major safety hazard. Only not much attention is paid to chisels. Maybe we feel that because they are hand tools they can’t hurt us like a power tool. That may be partially right, but the first time you cut yourself with a chisel you will rethink that statement.

Many people have brought up chisel safety to me and I hope this video can address some of those questions. I’m sure I didn’t even come close to covering everything so please share your safety tips in the comments below. If you have an injury story with chisel share with us what happened and how it could have been prevented.

Be safe everyone!

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