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The Jointer SAFETY TIP:With any woodworking machinery you must keep your hands clear of moving parts that can hurt you.The jointer has a cutter head with three or more 'knives' spinning at high speed to produce a smooth surface.
Although push blocks are provided by the manufacturer to keep your hands away from the cutting action, it is virtually impossible to use a jointer properly using push blocks Most push blocks work by friction caused by pushing down on the board.
However, you must avoid pushing down to flatten a bowed board.Pushing down flexes the board downward into the blade and it will never become flat.Using your hands, however, doesn't mean you must sacrifice safety.
Your hands must stay clear of the cutter head area and preferably on top of the board you are jointing.If you must grip the edges of the board while jointing its wide surface, grip them well away from the cutter head and always remember where all ten of your fingers are.
As with the table saw, a kickback throws the board towards you.On a jointer, that means that the board will be thrown from the cutter head to the right along the infeed...