Posted by Darcy Jarvis at Thursday, December 24th, 2020 - 01:39:35 AM in Power Tools
The first thing to sort out is to firstly carry a first aid kit with you when working with power tools. It is essential in your workshop to have one close by as you are bound to injure yourself in some way and even if it is something like a cut it is best to have first aid close by.
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.
These essential tips and tools will keep you safe when working. By protecting eyes, ears, face, having first aid close by, wearing gloves and being aware of how to use the power tool effectively you can feel safer when using power tools.
Since most power tools are intended to last a long time, you should find the availability of replacement parts. You ought to learn about customer support. It could be over the phone, by mail, or on the internet. It is important that customer support is available to you in the event you have questions, feed-back, or complaints about your purchase. Brands who have been in business for a very long time are likely to stay around down the road when you need a new part on your tool.
Tool warranties are often an underrated asset. Having a good warranty with your tool usually means you're buying from a company that entirely trusts their product will satisfy you - this is a good feeling to carry with you on the job. Most industrial manufacturers include a one year warranty on corded power tools, batteries and chargers, and a three year warranty on cordless tools. Of course, this is only standard - some manufactures offer less and some much more. Hitachi includes a ten year warranty on most of their cordless lithium-ion line.