The Power Tool Institute is a cooperative effort by power tool manufacturers and distributors to disseminate specific best practices for the most commonly used (and misused) tools in circulation. This guide contains safe operating guidelines for common stationary and portable power tools, especially those capable of doing serious harm if misused. From the guide:
Power tools are ‘good friends’ that require operator respect in specific ways. They must be used carefully and kept in safe operating condition, whether they are in the hands of a professional tradesman, a beginning do-it-yourselfer or a vocational student. The demands of safety apply to all. The material presented here is a compilation of carefully selected safe use precautions as they relate to specific electric power tool CAUTIONS, WARNINGS and DANGERS. The purpose is to highlight the safe use of specific tools that have a high potential of causing injury if ignored.