Posted by Karyn Foley at Monday, December 28th, 2020 - 01:51:07 AM in Power Tools
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.
Another way is to buy a 'bundle' of tools together; this may also be referred to as a 'combo' deal or package. This is when two or more tools are boxed together with a certain amount of savings. This savings increases with the number and types of pieces included. One thing to think about here is which tools are ones that you will actually put to use; if you never use one of these tools, you are wasting your money on its purchase. You could think ahead as to what projects that you will be doing; many of the specialty tools can actually save you valuable time by doing special jobs quicker, more efficiently, and with higher quality results. Take the reciprocating saw. You could use another type of saw depending what materials you would be working with like a hack saw, keyhole saw, or a general hand saw, but by using the reciprocating saw, the job is done in no time with a much cleaner cut. Another example is the rotary hammer which is excellent to use when you work with a project dealing with concrete. You may want to drill in some holes which would take forever using other means. See how much time and money you can save with this tool. Yes, you could go out and rent one, but if you have it right in your power tool box, then you save the time, gas, and money it takes you to run off your job to rent one. So think about those projects that you have coming up in the future. These combo deals can be anywhere from a couple of tools to fifteen tools or more. There are many different assortments of the tools within these different combos to pick from, so choose the one which fits your needs. The battery-powered tool bundles usually come with several batteries and a charger or two depending on the size of the bundle. This way of buying tools can save you a bundle in the long run and resulting in you always having the right tool for the right job on hand.
If you can think back to using an old hand saw or manual tool, you can remember how hard it was cutting materials. Not only was it difficult to cut the material, but cutting an item in a straight line was virtually impossible.
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.
Best known for the Skilsaw they invented in 1924, the Skil power tool company evolved out of the Michel Electric Handsaw Company when they entered the power tool market. Fueled by the ingenious circular saw invention, the company elevated itself to the upper echelon of the small power tool industry with jig saws, grinders, sanders, and a whole slew of handheld, cordless power tools. In 1996, the Bosch company purchased Skil but still keeps its power tools on shelves worldwide as one of the most popular power tool lines on Earth.