Editors' Video Picks: Power-Tool Safety Tips
Watch and take notes on staying safe during projects
With great power comes great responsibility—that goes for power tools, too. We understand your itch to put a brand-new workshop fixture to use around the home, but safety first! Here, we gathered our favorite safety how-tos for wielding chainsaws, snowblowers, and more.
It's essential to protect yourself from top to bottom when operating a chainsaw. Watch Roger Cook demonstrate how chaps and other protective clothing will keep you safe.
Guard against cumulative hearing damage while working on projects around the house. Watch TOH TV host Kevin O'Connor discuss the need for proper hearing protection.
Keep the rest of your safety bases covered with glasses for guarding eyes against flying debris, masks for respiratory protection from wood dust, and more. Watch Kevin O'Connor and TOH TV plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discuss various types of safety gear for your DIY projects.
Learn the fine points of blade guards and other safety features on this workshop staple. Watch TOH TV general contractor Tom Silva show Kevin O'Connor how to make clean, straight cuts with a circular saw.