Posted by Laverne Nash at Saturday, November 21st, 2020 - 08:15:44 AM in Power Tools
Having a mere enthusiasm might jack you up for a trade. However, it will definitely ruin your prospects of being deemed as a master of it. A power tool might seem to be an easy to operate machine, however, it is a mixed bag of complexities that only a certified technician can understand and, relate to.
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.
Another example are saws. There are many types like circular saws, reciprocating saws, jig saws, band saws, cut-out tools, multi-tools, and chain saws to choose from depending on your needs. Here again there is a saw that fits the needs of different situations. If you use the proper one for the job, you will spend less time on the job and not have to do more work to clean a rough job up afterwards. Believe it or not I have seen some folks do demolition work with a chain saw and ruin the chain when it hit nails, whereas, a reciprocating saw with the right blade would cut through that like butter.
Personally, I have an experience I’d like to express in this article that entails using power tools to accomplish a personal project/job. I took on this job, not to challenge myself, but because if needed to be done. In my opinion, do it yourselfers like me should always weigh whether a job needs to be done against if it’s just another thing you are doing to fill your time.
Also lighting was an issue. It’s best to do some things in natural light. Because of the time I had chosen to do this (sometimes I was forced)…The sun was only up for a limited time which also hampered my efforts. In short…it got dark too soon. As my natural light faded, so did my productivity. Artificial lighting cast too many shadows and made it increasingly more difficult and hazardous to work. Don’t work with artificial light unless you absolutely must.