Cutting injuries during sawing work are quite common. Most often the arms, hands and fingers are affected. From minor cuts to the loss of a finger are reported 3-4 times a day in Germany. To prevent this and to protect yourself at work, you should follow some basic rules when using a miter saw.
1. Read the instructions carefully
2. Wear tight-fitting clothing
3. do not wear gloves
4. Safety glasses
5. Use extraction
6. no conversions
7. Protect your ears
8. Warning: cleaning the saw blade
If the saw blade is to be cleaned, be sure to pull out the power supply plug before removing the saw blade!
With electric miter saws, the high speeds in combination with a sharp saw blade are particularly dangerous. Therefore, under no circumstances should the protective cap or other safety precautions be remounted or even removed completely. Many accidents are due to carelessness and circumvention of the safety devices. Frantic movements should also be avoided and one should not be alarmed when switching on a miter saw. Many devices do not have a starting current, which means they start up abruptly and you could flinch. If you observe the above points, you are always on the safe side when working with an electric miter saw.