JOINTER SAFETY
SPECIFIC PURPOSE
• To true up stock. That is you can
straighten, smooth, square up and size
boards
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1. Always, Always, Always use a push
block or stick.
2. Never joint END GRAIN.
3. Keep your hands on...
Specific Safety Con’t
4. Stock must be at least ½”x 2”x 12” to
machine.
5. Never allow fingers any closer than 5” to
the c...
Specific Safety Con’t
7. Stand left, Never behind the jointer.
8. Turn off before making any adjustments
“Danger Zone”
• Area directly over the rotating cutter head.
Keep hands 5” away.
Fill in the Blank!!!
• To true up stock, you must first
FLATTEN a FACE and then
STRAIGHTEN an EDGE.
How to FLATTEN a FACE
1. Use a push block and both hands to apply
downwards pressure on the stock against the
in feed tabl...
How to STRAIGHTEN an EDGE
1. Put the smooth face of the stock against the
fence.
2. Apply downwards pressure against the i...
WHAT DOES CUPPING LOOK LIKE?
(Sketch this diagram)
Fence

JOINTER

Guard
In Feed
Table

Out Feed
Table
Depth
Adjustment
Handle

On/Off Switch
HOW A JOINTER WORKS
Feed Direction

Out feed Table

Stock

In feed Table
Cutter head
PUSH BLOCK
Right Hand
Feed Direction
Left Hand

Place Stock Under
Push Block
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Jointer safety

  1. 1. JOINTER SAFETY
  2. 2. SPECIFIC PURPOSE • To true up stock. That is you can straighten, smooth, square up and size boards
  3. 3. SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES 1. Always, Always, Always use a push block or stick. 2. Never joint END GRAIN. 3. Keep your hands on top of the stock & NEVER pass them to over the cutter head. Cutter head must always be guarded.
  4. 4. Specific Safety Con’t 4. Stock must be at least ½”x 2”x 12” to machine. 5. Never allow fingers any closer than 5” to the cutter head. Keep on top of work and out of the “danger zone”. 6. Feed stock firmly into the cutter head at a constant rate removing a maximum cut of 1/8” during each pass.
  5. 5. Specific Safety Con’t 7. Stand left, Never behind the jointer. 8. Turn off before making any adjustments
  6. 6. “Danger Zone” • Area directly over the rotating cutter head. Keep hands 5” away.
  7. 7. Fill in the Blank!!! • To true up stock, you must first FLATTEN a FACE and then STRAIGHTEN an EDGE.
  8. 8. How to FLATTEN a FACE 1. Use a push block and both hands to apply downwards pressure on the stock against the in feed table. CUP SIDE DOWN 2. As stock passes over the cutter head, move one hand to the out feed table and apply pressure to finish cut. 3. Push stock all the way over the cutter head until the guard closes.
  9. 9. How to STRAIGHTEN an EDGE 1. Put the smooth face of the stock against the fence. 2. Apply downwards pressure against the infeed table and sideways pressure against the fence. 3. Using a push stick feed the edge of the stock across the cutter head to the out feed table. 4. Push stock all the way over the cutter head until the guard closes.
  10. 10. WHAT DOES CUPPING LOOK LIKE? (Sketch this diagram)
  11. 11. Fence JOINTER Guard In Feed Table Out Feed Table Depth Adjustment Handle On/Off Switch
  12. 12. HOW A JOINTER WORKS Feed Direction Out feed Table Stock In feed Table Cutter head
  13. 13. PUSH BLOCK Right Hand Feed Direction Left Hand Place Stock Under Push Block

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