Posted by Lynne Skinner at Tuesday, December 01st, 2020 - 01:37:40 AM in Power Tools
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.
Users should verify the electrical test label at the time of purchasing new one. They should know all applications, limitations and potential hazards of power tools. Power tools must be operated as per the instructions of manufacturer. They should timely inspect tool for loose or broken switches and other problems.
A power tool is an extension of your hands, like Edward Scissor Hands. If you have the right tool and a quality tool, you can create or fix just about anything. One important questions you need to ask yourself is, "What kind of user am I ?" If you are a light homeowner user, you can get away with a less expensive brand such as Black and Decker. A light homeowner user probably will not put a lot of use and abuse on the tools and power is not a big deal. Remember more power usually means more weight in the tool. Black and Decker designs their tools for the light homeowner use. They are quality built and inexpensive.
Power equipment should not be carried by their cord or hose. Do not yank the cord or hose to disconnect it from a receptacle. If the tool has a three-prong plug, it should be plugged into a three-hold electrical receptacle. If an adapter is used to use a two-prong receptacle, the adapter wire must be attached to a known ground. If you are using an extension cord, make sure it is a heavy duty cord, and do not use indoor rated cords outside. Cords and hoses should be kept away from oil, heat, and sharp edges. When tools are not being used, they should be disconnected, whether they are being stored, being serviced, cleaned, or when accessories are being changed. Individuals not using the power tool should keep a safe distance from the work area to avoid getting hit by flying particles. Use clamps or a vise to secure the project so that both hands are free to operate the tool. Do not hold fingers on the power switch when carrying around a tool. Cutters and blades should be kept sharp, clean, and properly maintained for their best and safest performance.
The first, and perhaps most important step begins with determining your degree and type of use. Simple household maintenance requires an entirely different set of tools than do industrial projects. Of course, you may use industrial grade tools to tighten your cupboards and door jambs but this isn't always realistic - nor is it ever a good idea to use sub-par power equipment on a professional project. You want to make sure you invest in the best power tools for the applications they'll be used for - for example, you wouldn't use a steak knife to spread butter on bread just as you wouldn't use a butter knife to tear into a top sirloin. - If you go to your circular saw, power drill, or another power tool. only a few times each year, it's certainly not necessary to buy the most powerful tools on the market, however, if you use your tools often and heavily, you'll definitely want to throw down a few more dollars for a higher-quality tool.