More stories about Safety

  • 2008 Editors' Choice: 3rd Hand Saw Guard

    We keep an eye out for tools and accessories that we think can improve jobsite safety.

  • North Safety Products NFK14 Duro Task Plus Gloves

    I recently bought a few pairs of NFK14 Duro Task Plus gloves from North Safety Products; they're quite comfortable.

  • Capital Safety Protecta's Rebel CT

    Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death for construction workers.

  • Camelbak Hi-Viz Hydration System

    OSHA says you should drink a cup of water every 15 minutes when working in hot weather.

  • Glacier Tek Cool Vest

    Glacier Tek's 5-pound Cool Vest contains cooling packs.

  • First Test: Bosch 4100DG-09 Table Saw

    Prepare for a major change in portable table saws. During the last few years, tool manufacturers have banded together to produce a new guard system for these saws, and Bosch is the first company to market it, on its new 4100 series saws. Trust me, this new system will change how we work.

  • Training Center: Builders' Show Education / Crisis Management / Start With Safety

    Where to go for training and education in the trades.

  • 23-Gauge Pin Nailers

    I first discovered 23-gauge pin nailers when I was looking for a way to quickly attach small moldings after I found that 18-gauge brad nails, the standard for attaching small wood trim, would consistently split the material. At the time of my first purchase–about a decade ago–pin nailers shot a...

  • Training Center: Tool Safety / Safety Training / Nailing Safety

    The Power Tool Institute offers a number of educational articles on its Web site promoting safe use of a variety of power tools, including circ saws, table saws, routers, and jigsaws. In addition, PTI offers a number of tool-safety brochures and videos.

  • Magswitch Featherboards & Jigs

    As a part-time college woodworking instructor, I have seen quite a few variations of the featherboard. In general, I'm a skeptic when it comes to new gadgets, having found over the years that they don't live up to manufacturers' promises. Then I came across the Magswitch Pro 30-mm and Standard...