Even a mini mill or mini lathe can seriously hurt or even kill you, but some machine tool safety rules can be a little counter intuitive:
- Never wear gloves. Even though you'll end up with more cuts and splinters, the work or tooling can easy grab a glove and pull your hand and arm into the machine. On a large machine once it's pulled your arm in, it can easily pull the rest of you in as well.
- Never wear long sleeves. Similar reasons as above, as a sleeve can easily get grabbed and pulled in.