Posted by Lynne Skinner at Monday, December 28th, 2020 - 01:51:16 AM in Power Tools
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.
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
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.
First, jot down what jobs or projects that you have coming up and those that you anticipate in the future. Next to each one, put down what type of tools you will need especially when it comes to making your jobs easier. Finally make a final list of individual tools that you would like to buy starting at the top for the one you would use the most to the bottom as the least used tool.
Some of the more common motorized tools in use today can be bought as either cordless (battery equipped) or corded. With cordless models, a tool’s ability and strength are often determined by its battery size.