Posted by Justine Mendez at Monday, December 28th, 2020 - 01:52:34 AM in Power Tools
Never use bent, broken, or warped blades or cutters. In addition, the work area should be well lit and clean. Instruction manuals must be followed when lubricating power tools and changing tool accessories. Strong footing and good balance should be maintained when using power tools, and non-slip footwear is recommended. Avoid loose clothing, ties, jewelry, or anything else that could potentially become caught in a power equipment moving parts. Long hair must be tied back. Individuals who use power tools are exposed to the inherent dangers of falling, flying, abrasive, and splashing objects, or to harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases. Therefore, safety glasses or goggles with side shields must be worn to protect the eyes against these flying particles. Use a dust mask for dusty operations and hearing protection if you will be using the tool for an extended period of time. Power equipments should be stored when not in use so as to not cause accidental injury. Be sure to dispose of damaged power tools, or clearly label them as damaged.
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.
Just what qualities are you looking for in a specific power tool? Do not get caught up in all the features that one may give. You might end up paying a great deal more for one which includes features you do not expect to ever use. Take a close look at those features though because you will possibly find a couple you are able to really employ that you didn't think of. That could certainly make a specific model more appealing to you.
Sometimes you may want to just get away from some other situation, and having a project/job to do may just be the right thing at the right time. Wrapping your mind and body around something physical can be the temporary escape you need. Granted, its not gonna solve any problems, but it will allow you to get away for a while…and that may be all the time you need.
You should keep your eyes safe by wearing protective eye gear. Goggles are important to prevent any loose dust or debris damaging your eyes. This debris usually comes at you fast and so sawdust from wood can be flung directly into your eye and in some cases can be permanently lodged there. That is why goggles are an important piece of safety equipment you should wear when working with these types of tools.