1. All power tools are always plugged in. (I found myself unplugging my circular saw if I wasn’t actually using it that very minute.)
2. Never hold
3. Keep your booger-hooks off the buzz-switch(es) until everything is lined up, and the 4-year-old is in a safe spot.
4. Be sure of what you are cutting/drilling/slicing/dicing and what is under/behind/next to/around it.
I emerged reasonably unscathed (only a couple of splinters, and a blister on my thumb. “We gotta install microwave ovens. Custom kitchen deliveries. We gotta move these refrigerators...” Sorry. Got carried away.) and with a pile of sticks approximately the correct size. Good rules to follow, even off the range.
Oh, and I saw a bald eagle on my way in to work this morning. I love living where I that is not an uncommon occurrence.