Re: Question about power tools
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 23 Sep 1995 08:40:20 -0400
On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Alan Houser wrote:
> One of my Scouts just asked me about BSA requirements on the use of
> power tools. He is planning an Eagle project that would require some
> use of power tools.
> In context, we have had several projects at a nearby National Park
> where the Park Service required power tools to be operated by adults
> only. Also, at the summer camp where my son & this Scout worked this
> past summer, only those 18 & older were permitted to use power tools.
I don't know about the "rules", but as the daughter, granddaughter,
great-granddaughter, cousin, and sister to carpenters -- allow me to say
that NO ONE regardless of their age should be allowed to use power tools
for the first time (or even 2nd or 3rd) without trained supervision...and by
trained I mean someone who uses the things on a regular, daily basis.
One small miscalculation with a circular saw and you can end up bleeding
to death. One slip with a chain saw and you've lost a leg.
It's not possible to be TOO careful around power tools.
My opinion -- as well as the opinion of my entire family.
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