Always wear eye, hearing, and respiratory protection. The drill bit is sharp. Handle with care. Avoid awkward hand positions where a sudden slip could cause contact with the rotating bit. Properly secure your workpiece before drilling. Do not attempt to hold the pocket-hole jig in place with your hand while drilling. Secure it to the workpiece with a clamp. Follow your drill manufacturer’s safety guidelines. Do not operate this tool or any machinery while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medications. Do not allow familiarity gained from frequent use of your tools to replace safe work practices. A moment of carelessness is sufficient to cause severe injury.