Posted by Joanna Cooke at Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 - 02:07:03 AM in Power Tools
Before using any power tool, wear safety goggles or safety glasses with shields which have been approved nationally. If there are many wood chips or dusty conditions, make sure you wear a dust mask. If you are working in a noisy environment, wear ear protection such as ear plugs. Those using power tools should refrain from wearing loose clothing or any dangling jewelry that can catch on the tool. Make sure your hair is tied back and does not interfere with the power tools.
In the old days when cabinet makers etc. cut material, they used what was available to them during their day to both make the job easier and more precise.
Woodworking machinery needs to be chosen very wisely. This is because while wood is hard, it is also a very fragile material to deal with. Cutting it the wrong way will not be correctable and it might lead to much material wastage. You must therefore get tools that cut with precision in order to advance in the trade. This is how you increase productivity and curb wastage.
The electric drill was regarded by most as the first powered hand tool. The first electric drill was patented in Australia on 20th August 1889 an attributed to Arthur James Arnot. This first drill was primarily intended for heavy industrial use and was invented before most communities were even supplied with electricity. In 1917, Black and Decker introduced and patented the pistol grip and also the trigger switch familiar on most products available today. This was the basis of the modern electric drill and later models were soon shipped in thousands. 1961 saw the first battery powered drill and as technology improves and prices fall we are now in a position where the battery powered drills have taken over from the corded big brother.
Bear in mind the cost is more than just the purchase price. Take the cost of necessities under consideration too. Depending on the type of tool you have, these necessities can be sandpaper, belts, blades, bits, or perhaps a number of additional things. Alternative components are also something to think about.