In this the first of two parts, Will Sampson talks with wood dust fire prevention expert Jeffrey C. Nichols about combustible wood dust hazards, new regulations, and what shops can do to prevent disaster. Will shares his own thoughts on woodworking fires and tells of his own close brush with a shop fire.

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Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.