Posted by Sheila Sampson at Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - 01:20:05 AM in Power Tools
Motorized tools are used throughout the world making it possible for basically anyone to try doing things that they may not have tried in the past.
Riverside (and the Inland Empire in general) is populated with many manufacturing facilities that are often prone to power tool accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes the high number of power equipment injuries that occur every year, and have therefore established regulations on power equipment operation and safety. These regulations fall under Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA Act (also known as the General Duty Clause), published in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1926, Subpart I. This clause requires employers to provide a work environment that is free from the recognized hazards that would harm or kill an employee. In order to limit the chance of power tool injuries, these OSHA guidelines should be followed by any individual using power equipment, and not just those in the work place. If you have been injured while using a power tool, it is imperative that you contact an experienced injury lawyer to review your situation. A Riverside personal injury attorney will be able to determine if the power tool used has any design flaws that prevent it from being safe to use. Additionally, if you were injured in the workplace, an attorney would be able to investigate whether all of the OSHA safety guidelines were being followed.
If you are a serious home user or contractor, go with a good brand name such as Milwaukee, Dewalt, Bosch, Porter Cable or Makita. These manufactures pride themselves on making the best tool. They are constantly putting money into their research and development process to make these tools even better. These professional power tools cost more, but they are made with better technology and materials. They also have a better design that causes less fatigue on the user. Not to mention that these tools are made to last a life time.
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.
Another way is to buy a 'bundle' of tools together; this may also be referred to as a 'combo' deal or package. This is when two or more tools are boxed together with a certain amount of savings. This savings increases with the number and types of pieces included. One thing to think about here is which tools are ones that you will actually put to use; if you never use one of these tools, you are wasting your money on its purchase. You could think ahead as to what projects that you will be doing; many of the specialty tools can actually save you valuable time by doing special jobs quicker, more efficiently, and with higher quality results. Take the reciprocating saw. You could use another type of saw depending what materials you would be working with like a hack saw, keyhole saw, or a general hand saw, but by using the reciprocating saw, the job is done in no time with a much cleaner cut. Another example is the rotary hammer which is excellent to use when you work with a project dealing with concrete. You may want to drill in some holes which would take forever using other means. See how much time and money you can save with this tool. Yes, you could go out and rent one, but if you have it right in your power tool box, then you save the time, gas, and money it takes you to run off your job to rent one. So think about those projects that you have coming up in the future. These combo deals can be anywhere from a couple of tools to fifteen tools or more. There are many different assortments of the tools within these different combos to pick from, so choose the one which fits your needs. The battery-powered tool bundles usually come with several batteries and a charger or two depending on the size of the bundle. This way of buying tools can save you a bundle in the long run and resulting in you always having the right tool for the right job on hand.