Posted by Darcy Jarvis at Wednesday, December 02nd, 2020 - 01:38:01 AM in Power Tools
Ears also need protecting when using loud noisey tools. The sound of power tools, especially notoriously loud ones like drills, can seriously damage your hearing if you are right next to them and are not wearing any protective foam ear plugs. These ear plugs do not cost very much and should be worn to reduce high decibel levels from noisy tools.
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.
A good piece of equipment to protect you from flying debris is a particle mask. This is particularly good to stop you inhaling the dust that comes from cutting wood. The particle mask is also important as it prevents dust from reaching your nose or going into your mouth and the mask should filter any debris you may inhale.
The quality of the tools which you purchase can vary considerably. Unless you really cannot afford good quality tools or you just need something to get the job done now and don't want to rent a tool, you should really think about buying for the tool's quality. This is because a well-maintained tool can last for many years, if not your lifetime. The actual cost of the tool spread out over that many years will end up being less costly over the long run as opposed to having to buy several of the same lower quality tools in the same time period. This is why things like the previously mentioned anti-binding clutch-motors, vibration reduction, and battery-charger efficiency and cooling features are so important to extend the life of your new tools while making maintenance easier like with the brushless features and being more efficient at the same time.
My recommendation is to give serious thought to how external elements might affect your project. And adjusting your project time to a more favorable season…may be a good decision…”JUST DO IT”, may not be the best phrase in this type of endeavor. Getting started on a project at the wrong time might hamper on entirely hinder your efforts and put a negative spin on other projects you might want to personally do.