Posted by Laverne Nash at Monday, December 14th, 2020 - 01:38:34 AM in Power Tools
With the advent of these higher voltage batteries we now have a wider range of battery powered cordless tools. The cordless circular saw was not viable before the 18v or possibly the 24v batteries became available. The SDS drill and demolition drill had always been corded until the latest range of batteries mean there are now SDS and demolition cordless drills on the market operated on 36v power packs.
Protective gloves are also a must. Make sure too there is no clothing you are wearing that could potentially get caught in the equipment. The need to protect your fingers is crucial as there are many common accidents where people have accidentally cut their finger off due to a distraction or a lack of concentration. You also need to protect fingers by making sure they are in no contact with any blades, and this can be done by making sure the blades are no longer active when finished. This can also be helped by leaving on safety control settings that some power tools have.
There are other simple ways to keep safe using power tools. Wearing long sleeved shirts can protect arms and close tied shoes that could protect against any falling heavy objects. You should have a phone handy should you have an accident and need to go to hospital. Another essential tip is to make sure that you actually spend time learning how to use the equipment. It will not hurt to take time out and read the instructions on how to use each piece of equipment. For general safety precautions make sure tools are put away safely and nothing is left sticking out or loose on the floor.
You should first determine the solidity of the type of concrete you will be working on. This will be a guide to the amount of power you require your power tool to give. Another consideration is the nature of work you wish to perform with the power tool, for example if you will be employing the tool for clipping, chipping or drilling work. Hence you may choose to use a dedicated or general type. A good example is a combination demolition hammer which may be used for all the three applications and a dedicated hammer which can be best used for drilling.
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.