Ever catch yourself NOT using safety eye glasses while in the middle of using a power tool? I did - once. Thank God I didn't have a mishap.
Normally I put the safety glasses on when I enter my woodworking workshop and LEAVE THEM ON until I'm finished. However, occasionally I may take the safety eye glasses off to see something a little more clearly, but NEVER while actually doing woodwork such as operating a power tool.
I had removed my safety eye glasses to do just that - to eliminate the glare of the eye glasses and look at something (in between power tool operations) with the naked eye.
However, I forgot to put them back on when I went to the table saw and didn't even realize it until I was half way through a rip cut. I felt naked, exposed to a higher sense of risk.
After that one time occurance, I decided to take measures to help ensure that I will never forget to put those safety eye glasses back on in the event that I took them off for some reason.
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