Posted by Shelley Lowery at Friday, November 27th, 2020 - 01:44:19 AM in Power Tools
Power tools are very expensive and when said and done all the tools can add up to a big expense. So when buying a power tool you want to not only make sure you are getting the most for your dollar, but you also want to make sure you are buying the right power tool. You don't want to buy a tool that is pure overkill on power or even worst, underpowered. That's why when you buy a power tool you want to look at the important aspects of the tools and sometimes this can be confusing. One important question to ask yourself is, "What kind of user am I?" Once you find this out choosing the right brand is a lot easier. After you decided what kind of user you are you need to look at some important aspects such as corded vs. cordless, amps and horsepower, return policies and more.
One of the most important precautions that should be taken is to make sure that the exposed moving parts of the power tool is covered and safeguarded, including belts, gears, shafts, pulley, sprockets, spindles, drums, flywheels, and chains. The greatest hazard of power tools, however, is electric shock, so make sure the tool is properly grounded before it is powered on. Also, it is dangerous to use power tools in damp or wet locations, as moisture helps electricity flow more easily through the body. This is one of the reasons rubber gloves and footwear are recommended when working outdoors when it is wet or damp.
Always keep owner and operation manuals close at hand and refer to them if you have questions. Make sure you turn the tool completely off when it is not in use. Check for loose power cord connections or any damage in the cord, which can cause electrocution.
Just recently, I had to have some work performed at my home, and when I looked in the local yellow pages for a craftsman, I was surprised to see independent businesses that from their own admission, not been in business long, offering the same or similar service as the more well known and established businesses. For my own peace of mind I went with an older business, but that may change as time and needs progresses.
Whatever your background or requirement power tools are used in almost every environment to improve productivity and usually improve the quality of the work undertaken. When we refer to power tools we usually refer to corded power tools or cordless power tools. There are however a comprehensive range of pneumatic power tools which are great if you have compressed air available. Pneumatic tools lack the obvious portability of electrically powered tools and are frequently confined to the workshop environment where the work comes to the tools rather than the tools going to the work