Posted by Patrice Cummings at Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 - 02:06:54 AM in Power Tools
Power tool users frequently assume that they know everything there is to know about power tool safety. However, power tools can be extremely dangerous if used improperly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted a survey in 2003 that blamed workshop and indoor power tools for an average of 400,000 emergency room visits a year. This total does not even include injury from tools such as backhoes, mowers and weed trimmers. Statistics such as these show the grim side of power equipment usage and make the need for power equipment safety even more evident. This article is designed to present consumers with a summary of basic safety procedures and safeguards associated with power equipment usage.
The choice of what power tools to get is different for each one of us because we each have individual needs depending on what jobs or products we work on. Take the time beforehand to figure out what you really need instead of impulse buying. Maybe even buying a group of power tools together like a combo deal or bundled package could help you out over the long term. Remember quality performance power tools are an investment.
There are other power tools, such as saws. When using the tools, make sure the tool is secured and apply enough pressure to keep the drill cutting smoothly. Remember that forcing the drill can cause the motor to overheat, damage the bit, and reduce control.
Unplug the tool before changing bits, accessories or attachments. Remember to check what is behind something for possible electrical wiring or pipes in your path. If you see wires, then you should disconnect them and the power source. Avoid water pipes and always hold the tool by the insulated grasping surfaces.
These essential tips and tools will keep you safe when working. By protecting eyes, ears, face, having first aid close by, wearing gloves and being aware of how to use the power tool effectively you can feel safer when using power tools.