When using power tools, wearing the proper gear is nearly as important as practicing the right technique. Always don basic protective equipment: goggles to shield your eyes from debris, work gloves to prevent cuts, earplugs to guard against hearing damage, and closed-toe shoes to minimize the impact of fallen items. Consider putting on a face mask or respirator if working with a tool that produces lots of dust and debris. In terms of clothing, avoid wearing jewelry or anything loose-fitting, which can get caught in your machine. Taking these precautions can prevent both minor injuries and major issues, like blindness, hearing loss, deep cuts, or even severed limbs.