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==Metal Shop User Guide==
 
==Metal Shop User Guide==
#'''Vacuum/Sweep'''
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#Vacuum/Sweep
 
##Vacuum up IMMEDIATELY after doing something. Clean as you go. Don't leave a bunch of messes to clean up later, or you will wind up missing messes that others will have to clean up.
 
##Vacuum up IMMEDIATELY after doing something. Clean as you go. Don't leave a bunch of messes to clean up later, or you will wind up missing messes that others will have to clean up.
 
##Check the vac to see if it is full. Empty it into a regular trash can if it is. Watch out for the dust plume.
 
##Check the vac to see if it is full. Empty it into a regular trash can if it is. Watch out for the dust plume.
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#'''Welder Set-up:''' We have our MIG wire welders set up for steel welding. If you intend to use a machine for something other than steel, please carefully set up your machine, and change everything back for steel when you are done. The gas hooked up to the machine should be Argon/CO2 75/25 mix, the wire should be mild steel wire (typically .030), and tip should match the wire diameter, and the drive wheel for the wire should be on in the correct position for the wire diameter.
 
#'''Welder Set-up:''' We have our MIG wire welders set up for steel welding. If you intend to use a machine for something other than steel, please carefully set up your machine, and change everything back for steel when you are done. The gas hooked up to the machine should be Argon/CO2 75/25 mix, the wire should be mild steel wire (typically .030), and tip should match the wire diameter, and the drive wheel for the wire should be on in the correct position for the wire diameter.
 
#'''Welding Curtain:''' Make sure the curtain to the wood shop is closed when you are welding, torching, brazing, plasma cutting, or any process that emits harmful light.
 
#'''Welding Curtain:''' Make sure the curtain to the wood shop is closed when you are welding, torching, brazing, plasma cutting, or any process that emits harmful light.
#'''Angle Grinders'''
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#Angle Grinders
 
##BE AWARE OF YOUR SPARKS. Do not let them fly at people, machines, or anything flammable.
 
##BE AWARE OF YOUR SPARKS. Do not let them fly at people, machines, or anything flammable.
 
##Always have the guards on. If you have to remove it for an operation, make sure to reinstall it before putting it away.
 
##Always have the guards on. If you have to remove it for an operation, make sure to reinstall it before putting it away.
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##Break something and then not tell anybody. If the next person that walks up to it doesn't know its broken, it can cause them to get hurt when they try to use it. Leave a note, tell the manager
 
##Break something and then not tell anybody. If the next person that walks up to it doesn't know its broken, it can cause them to get hurt when they try to use it. Leave a note, tell the manager
 
#'''Good rules of thumb: '''
 
#'''Good rules of thumb: '''
##'''Keep it organized:''' Put things back where you found them or back where they belong. It's easier to work on something when you can find the tools in the place they're supposed to be.
 
 
##'''Blades:''' inspect before using. Shared blades get used heavily. If you need sharp blades for quality work, you should bring your own.
 
##'''Blades:''' inspect before using. Shared blades get used heavily. If you need sharp blades for quality work, you should bring your own.
 
##'''Dust:''' Any dust should be contained and controlled as best as possible. Use vac attachment when possible.
 
##'''Dust:''' Any dust should be contained and controlled as best as possible. Use vac attachment when possible.

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