Posted by Deidre Franklin at Friday, December 11th, 2020 - 01:47:15 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.
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.
In sum, while power equipments were created to help make life a little easier, their risks simply cannot be ignored.As they are designed to powerfully cut, plane, drill and shred, and safeguards have been included for a reason. Experience and constant vigilance are necessary for the proper use and safety of all power tools. However, accidents are frequent and often catastrophic, so contact a lawyer if you are injured by a power tool to make sure your legal rights are protect. Next time you reach for that power tool, make sure you review the safety guidelines provided in the instruction manual, and consider the important safety precautions outlined in this article. Lastly, if a power tool accident does occur, make sure you contact an experienced personal injury law firm in your area.
A.F. Siebert founded the Milwaukee Electric Tool Company one year later in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known for manufacturing heavy-duty power tools, Milwaukee is best know for the 'Sawzall,' one of the most widely-used reciprocating saws in the world. Like their power tool manufacturing competition, Milwaukee currently produces portable and stationary power tools like circular saws, drills, band saws, grinders and sanders - over 500 different models in all. Unlike their competition, many of Milwaukee's power tools are released in both 120 and 230 volt models, drawing the line between household and commercial/industrial power.
As stated earlier, I was gonna tell you how power tools enhanced the quality and effectiveness of doing this project. First, let me say that planning is key. I first took appropriate measurements to know how much material I needed to effectively do this project. I then took stock of what tools I presently had that would be sufficient to accomplish the various tasks that this project might entail.