- 1. Keep loose clothing, long hair, and jewelry away from spindle when in operation.
- 2. Always use safety glasses when using the spindle sander.
- 3. Before turning the sander on, ensure that the stock is fully clear of the spindle, as well as any scraps.
- 4. Wait until the sander has fully come up to speed before sanding the stock.
- 5. Keep project fully on the table and do not lift up at any point.
- 6. Always move stock in the opposite direction of the rotation of the sander (counterclockwise or right to left) and apply gentle pressure.
- 7. Should the stock become stuck between the sander and the table, turn the machine off, wait for it to stop moving, and pull out carefully.
- 8. Keep fingers clear of the sander at all times. Always hold the stock firmly.
- 9. Sand lightly; the sander may throw stock if it is pushed too hard into the machine.
- 10. Do not use the spindle sander for very small pieces. Instead, sand by hand.
- 11. Never leave the sander running unattended. When you turn it off, stay in the work zone until the sander has completely stopped moving.
- 12. Be aware of the stop button and if necessary, use your knee to turn the machine off, should you get caught in the sander yourself.