6 Keys to Shop Safety | WOODWORKING BASICS

6 Keys to Shop Safety | WOODWORKING BASICS

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In this video I share the 6 most important things to help keep you safe in your shop. Please share your tips in the comments so we can make this the ultimate safety resource!

6 Keys to Woodworking Safety

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  1. Forenzis on January 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    A little late to this video… but the biggest one is for the married folks out there. Take off your wedding ring when using your tools! You would be surprised with what it can get snagged on… like a running table saw blade.

  2. Simon's Stuff on January 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Key to shop safely:

    don’t take Ur wife whit u.

  3. Badcrow on January 24, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Safety doesn’t start until 3:30 in the video, why waste so much time in the hearing loss and phone parts

  4. James Richard on January 24, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Let the miter saw blade stop before you lift up, especially when using a stop block.

  5. Stephen Pavlisko on January 24, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    now i have morgan freemans voice in my head every time i pick up a power tool lol

  6. Tom Breza on January 24, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    I witness one person losing half of his palm on the table saw. It was a chilling experience. I only tried today 1st time ever to use a table saw after more than 30 years since that accident.
    I am still scared of this beast and definitely looking forward to your advice. I do treasure my fingers.

    Thank you for the help!

  7. Daniel A Decker on January 24, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    “Do not operate tools in explosive atmosphere”

  8. John Williams on January 24, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Great vid on tool safety. Extremely important since I have recently seen two other woodworkers making rip cuts pushing the workpiece through with their hands. Yes, the pieces were 3 or 4 inches wide, but really sad to see that. Oh, both of these people gave a disclaimer to the effect that, "I’m a professional and I know what I’m doing!" Really sorry.

  9. Robert Finney on January 24, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I’m a beginner wood worker I love it and you have helped out soo much plus your from Cali lol I’d like you to be my teacher for wood working

  10. qwincy q on January 24, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    When there’s a sign embossed on the saw saying don’t put your hands here (ie on my mitre saw) then DON’T PUT YOUR HANDS THERE!

  11. john taylor on January 24, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Several good tips there Steve but one of the best tips is not watch vids by jolly people like you ….who don’t use a blade guard…..best John uk

  12. Randall Mattia on January 24, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    If your routine is interrupted during a repetitious process, take a moment to breathe and think before continuing.

  13. Gus Oliver on January 24, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Is it on Udemy?

  14. Sander Struik on January 24, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Don’t start something if you don’t really have the time for it. It always takes longer then you expect and you might rush your project and forgo safety for speed

  15. Flatlinehun on January 24, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Safety tip nr1. : "Do not try to stop the moving blade with your hands or penis."

  16. Richlin Geldenhuys on January 24, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Had a good laugh with this vid. Just realised I wasn’t subscribed but your vids cept showing in my feed so I thought I was.

  17. Hawksmere on January 24, 2022 at 10:05 pm


  18. Kevin Willsher on January 24, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Steve Ramsey is the Bill Nye of wood working change my mind! Also took off the tip of my index finger from a router table! Not the business. ON a project ive done a hundred times, never be to comfortable around power tools because that makes power fools.

  19. Kevin Higgins on January 24, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Challenge accepted… from the Ryobi 18 volt circular saw manual. “When trigger is released, allow blade to stop spinning before attempting to remove blade…” ? Like I could act that fast!

  20. Iain Gorry on January 24, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    If it makes a lot of noise is extra dangerous

  21. Adam Batchelor on January 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    When you demonstrate a rebate cut on a table saw, you complete it with multiple passes or a dado blade. Is there a safety reason why I shouldn’t make 2 cuts – one along each edge, creating an L’shape?

  22. Kevin Higgins on January 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    From my shop teacher in the 70’s… before being PC. “Higgins, WHERE ARE YOUR GOD DAMN SAFETY GLASSES???? Apparently, squinting was not an appropriate alternative

  23. Chad Yelland on January 24, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Hi love your channel, I’m looking for the video with the clip of the young guy with the crowded shop weaving thru his equipment only to forget his measurement

  24. John Chan on January 24, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    4:45 Great balls of fire! OH NO!!

  25. BKaten on January 24, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    That is the best intro ever! And the notes about the sounds 🤣. I can’t stop laughing!

  26. gmflashmx on January 24, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Would appreciate if you made your videos shorter, a lot of uneccessary time spent here. I want the important stuff and then move on

  27. RadDad on January 24, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Maybe as an addendum, if you use Fingerprint to unlock your phone, make sure you have more then one finger configured to unlock it and more then one hand. Might be overkill, but if you blast your index finger in the saw and you had that as your fingerprint id, well, lets just say you’re going to be scrambling to unlock it with one of the other methods.

  28. Jon Krueger on January 24, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Sorry if i havent seen it but have you made zero clerance throat plate for that ridgid saw? Thanks love the videos!

  29. Thicc irl on January 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Video starts at 3:24

  30. elkende on January 24, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    When I was young my grandpa was teaching me to use a table saw, not standing behind the blade for example. There was some kick back and a two inch shard of wood at chest level wizzed past me and impeded itself deep into the wood door behind us. Definitely remembered that rule after that.

  31. Unruly Pikachu on January 24, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    From the manual for my Ryobi 10" table saw: "Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury."

  32. J Chr G on January 24, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    That’s my boi, that gut feeling is the thing in each and any-one of us

  33. Steve Ramsey - Woodworking for Mere Mortals on January 24, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Be sure to leave a comment with your safety tips. Let’s make this video the ultimate shop safety resource!

    And don’t forget to sign up to The Weekend Woodworker waiting list. Course launches Oct. 25th! https://theweekendwoodworker.com/

  34. DevinAK49 on January 24, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Don’t drink? I thought that was the whole point of having my shop….
    I got my mini fridge before I got my rable saw!

  35. Andrew H on January 24, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Definitely dont drink and saw, had a near miss myself cutting up a dowel for plugs

  36. Arash Jalali on January 24, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Power cables., I always get entangled by the power cables of my tools.

  37. Le Clash Juste on January 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    You talk too much instead of showing us the tips… Its boring.

  38. James Richard on January 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Always let the miter saw blade finish spinning after you cut to lift up. Especially when using stop blocks.

  39. fuqar hade on January 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for this safety enforcement.. I’m following you from iraq 🌹🌹🌹

  40. Daniel Howard on January 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    I signed up for the course, bought the recommended miter saw, and I am reading the manual. I am looking forward to building the BMW.

    The first thing in the miter saw manual, though, is to bolt or clamp the miter saw to a workbench. This is not what Steve Ramsey does …

    This isn’t meant as a gotchya, but might be some fodder for a video like "why I don’t use that plastic guard thingy on the table saw"

  41. Adam Cheslow on January 24, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Triple check each board for nails/staples before cutting.

  42. Cory Newsom on January 24, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I’m still relatively new to woodworking but I’ll never forget…

    1) The day I was reading my miter saw manual and it told me not to perform pull-stroke cuts
    2) The day I say "Eh, screw it" and got a board kicked back at me

    Read those manuals AND follow the information inside…

  43. Michael Price on January 24, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    I thought people wore gloves for protection, as a Queenslander I didn’t even consider people might be wearing gloves in a workshop to keep warm

  44. Demigod Nogood on January 24, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Safety tip No1: 200% focus on what you are doing at all times. Whenever I work in my hobby shop I always remember my pro carpenter uncle raising his 2 half lost fingers when I was 12 years old and saying: "This is what might happen if you lost concentration even for a split second. So focus…" He lost them when he was in his early 20s, working on a jointer, mass producing door frames, and the job was sooooo repetitive.

  45. Christopher Arnold on January 24, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    You have programmed my warming voice to Morgan Freeman.

  46. Frankiez220 on January 24, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Tinnitus is probably worse than hearing loss. I know of two people who committed suicide after not being able to cope with a constant ringing in the ears. It will literally drive you mad. Go and buy hearing protection today. Even if it’s a pair of ear buds.

  47. Brandon Dickerson on January 24, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    MOST IMPORTANT table saw tip…. Leave the Riving Knife attached!!!! Unless you absolutely must remove it to make a cut for example a dado

  48. Talavera jr on January 24, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    I once saw a good piece of safety advice on a comment section that went like this: "If you wouldn’t put your PEEPEE in it then don’t put your fingers in it either."

  49. Armor2607 on January 24, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    I may be rude but I cease all work when someone comes into the shop. I don’t allow visitors when working.

  50. Alissa C on January 24, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you! I know a lot of people think safety is boring but I’ve always found myself interested in safety guidelines. I want to know how to do things properly and safely. Also you are very fun/funny. Can you be my internet uncle? 😂