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    • basic tool use and safety
    • general shop rules
      • All tools must be put away before closing the lab at the end of a working session.
      • Put away all tools upon completion of a task.
      • Non-design tasks should be kept to the lower half of the barn.
      • Don’t use the floor as a temporary or long-term work surface.
      • Clean up metal shavings and small scrap using the shop vacuum and broom.
      • Always wear appropriate safety gear.
      • Finish your project or ask for assistance before moving on to another.
      • Avoid being idle and always be on the look out for tasks to do.
    • die grinder
      • The die grinder is used for small grinding applications.
      • The grinder must be hooked up to the pneumatics system for use.
      • The bit may be changed depending on the application.
      • The grinder accepts different sized collets corresponding to the different shanks of the grinding bits.
      • While grinding, wear the full face mask and respirator.
    • cut-off tool
      • While using the cut-off tool, wear the full face mask and respirator.
      • The cut-off tool must be hooked up to the pneumatics system for use.
      • Hold the tool so that the clear plastic shield faces you.
      • Use the tool to make straight cuts only.
      • Hold the tool with two hands while cutting.
      • Don't apply excessive pressure when cutting, as the blade may break.
    • impact wrench
      • The impact wrench is used to securely tighten a nut.
      • The impact wrench must be hooked up to the pneumatics system for use.
      • The wrench accepts 3/8" sockets.
      • Toggle the direction with the switch located on the handle.
    • angle grinder
      • A grinding disc is damaged and unusable if:
        • Cracks are visible
        • The disc is irregularly shaped near the outer edge.
      • Grind with foremost part of disc and away from the central hub.
      • While grinding, wear the full face mask and respirator.
      • While grinding, hold the tool with two hands.
      • Set down and store the angle grinder with the disc positioned downwards.
      • Allow the disc to spin to a stop before setting down the tool.
      • The button on top locks the grinder so that the blade may be changed.
      • Do not lock the grinder while the disc is spinning
    • reciprocating saw
      • Use the reciprocating saw for rough cuts only.
      • Use any fine toothed blade when cutting metal.
      • Use any coarse toothed blade when cutting plastic or wood.
      • Use a hex wrench to loosen and tighten the blade.
      • Adjust the saw speed using the dial on top of the saw.
      • Lock and unlock the tool’s trigger with a button on the side of the tool.
      • Position the rocking guide against the work piece to steady the tool.
      • Hold the tool with one hand forward and one hand positioned on the handle.
    • circular saw
      • Clamp down the work piece.
      • Be cautious that the blade beneath the cutting plane does not make contact with either yourself, the ground, or any blocks used.
      • Hold the saw with two hands
      • Don't force the saw into the work piece. Instead, allow the saw to pull itself along
      • How to adjust the saw’s cutting angle and depth:
        • Angle: Use the lever on the front of the saw.
        • Depth: Use the lever near the back of the saw to set and lock the cutting guide.
      • Check that the appropriate blade is installed before cutting.
      • Sometimes it is necessary to lift the blade guard to begin the cut.
    • chop saw
      • Clamp down the work piece.
      • The clamps can be positioned on either side of the cutting blade.
      • Check that the appropriate blade is installed.
      • Allow the blade to spin up before beginning to cut.
      • Lower the blade slowly to avoid jams.
      • In case of a jam, release trigger and raise the blade before restarting the cut.
    • band saw
      • Don't apply pressure to the cutting arm.
      • Set the spring for an appropriate cutting pressure.
      • Set the blade opening to the smallest possible distance.
      • Use the vice set to the desired correct angle to secure the work piece.
      • Start the saw before the blade makes contact with the work piece.
      • If the blade does not start to move, turn off the saw, spin the blade by hand, and then restart the saw.
      • To convert to a vertical saw:
        • Put the saw arm in the vertical position
        • Screw on the table
      • Ask for assistance if the blade falls off.
    • drill press
      • Drilling speed can be adjusted by changing the belts at the top of the drill press.
      • Use the chuck and chuck key to vary the space for the desired bit.
      • Be sure the chuck key is removed prior to turning on the drill press.
      • When drilling a large hole, begin by drilling a smaller pilot hole and gradually working up to the desired final size.
      • Be sure not to allow the spinning drill bit to touch and damage the table.