Posted by Abigail Huff at Tuesday, December 01st, 2020 - 01:39:06 AM in Power Tools
Since the ancient Egyptians began using a hand-powered lathe centuries ago, man has striven to make arduous building and assembling tasks easier, quicker, and more efficient through power tools. We've come a long way from those sand-covered turning machines, but the end goal is no different from our desert-dwelling ancestors. Today, nearly every home in every industrialized country houses and uses power tools.
With technological advancements in industrial equipment, power equipment are now stuffed with plethora of modern features that work wonders, in dimidiating your work. However, do not get carried away by the list of un-ending features. There is a possibility that you might not even use a dime of them. Therefore, figure out your usage first and, then search, compare and filter out the one that fits your bill.
Founded in 1915 in Japan, the Makita Corporation has also staked its reputation on cordless, battery-powered power tools - most notably, the hand-held drill, which Makita introduced in 1978. Nine years later, the company had a full arsenal of cordless, professional-grade power tools for contractors. Today, Makita manufactures over 350 different power tools, both portable and stationary, and the pronounced teal color emblazoned on all of their tools is often mimicked by others trying to capitalize on Makita's reliable name.
You should also check for all the available accessories and attachments available for the equipment that you have selected and how easily they can be fixed to the tool. This will give a wide range or versatility of the different jobs the tool will be able to do. The job specification is also an important consideration as it determines the optimal range specifications of the tool to be selected. The room for movement at the work site is also an important deliberation as it guides you on whether to get a wired or a cordless power tool.
Never use bent, broken, or warped blades or cutters. In addition, the work area should be well lit and clean. Instruction manuals must be followed when lubricating power tools and changing tool accessories. Strong footing and good balance should be maintained when using power tools, and non-slip footwear is recommended. Avoid loose clothing, ties, jewelry, or anything else that could potentially become caught in a power equipment moving parts. Long hair must be tied back. Individuals who use power tools are exposed to the inherent dangers of falling, flying, abrasive, and splashing objects, or to harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases. Therefore, safety glasses or goggles with side shields must be worn to protect the eyes against these flying particles. Use a dust mask for dusty operations and hearing protection if you will be using the tool for an extended period of time. Power equipments should be stored when not in use so as to not cause accidental injury. Be sure to dispose of damaged power tools, or clearly label them as damaged.