How To Use Power Tools Safely

Craig is a qualified and experienced carpenter. It is more than a hobby for him, it is his passion. And sometimes our passions Get the best of us. As on that Saturday, when Craig still a section at the end of a long day was done. In a rare moment of inattention to catch the blade into the wood and his hand flew up to the blade. Thanks to an experienced surgeon, Craig has not lost a portion of the thumb on that day. You can say that the tools do the work, but tools can not be thinking, too. Craig was an important lesson. Now he has switched the machines and do not overdo it. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 100,000 people per year suffer injuries, the emergency room must be treated at home with power tools. The table is seen in more serious injuries than any other device involved in woodworking. Most table saw injuries occur during ripping operations. The correct preparation * Take time to read all instructions for proper use of your power tools. If you are not a tool that often, you read the safety instructions before each use. Follow the maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer. * Plan Power Tool Projects. Think about the movements of your hands before you make them. * Choose the right tool for the job, and only with the accessories specifically designed for this tool. * Do not force a small tool or attachment to the work of a high-performance tool. Makeshift tools can cause accidents. * Keep all guards in position and in proper working condition. * Plenty of space in the workshop allow safe working. * Keep the area free from clutter. * Keep the area well lit. You eliminate all shadows. * Keep children and spectators from your workspace. * Wear goggles clothing, including safety goggles or glasses with side shields. Never wear loose clothing or jewelry for power equipment. Use gloves, do the job are evaluated for the type of work you are. * Always wash your hands before you tools to prevent slippage. * Never work when you get tired, distracted, or angry. * If your hands are sore, arthritic or injured, do not use power tools. * Do not use a tool that is worn or broken. * Keep your workshop to be well ventilated. * Remain idle tools stored and kept out of reach of children. In The Heat Of The Action * Avoid overconfidence or repetitive tasks that lull you into complacency. Pause from time to time and re-focus. * Maintain good balance and foot. Not too far or do not reach over or behind a moving blade. * Do not force tools. Let’s do the work. * When cutting, with sticks or blocks, keep your hands away from blades to. * Use brackets and vise to secure the object that you are working. * Do not touch a bit or blade after cutting or drilling. You can painfully hot. * Do not try to catch falling objects. The sudden movement may interfere with your security balance. * Never leave a machine with the engine “idle”. * Never rush a job. * Just in time sweep up all the sawdust. * Do not smoke or drink alcohol at work. Respect The Power * Always use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). * Ground all power tools, unless they are clearly labeled ‘double insulated. “ * Do not use power tools in wet or damp locations. Shoes with rubber soles and heavy rubber mats are good precautions in all conditions. * Do not use tools with a damaged cable or improper extension cords. * Never carry a portable tool by its cord or pull the tool or extension cord from the vessel. * Be sure that the switch to “OFF” when plugging into a tool. Do not carry plugged-in tool with your finger on the switch. * Unplug tools when not in use, or when you make adjustments or the installation of these accessories.

John Myre is an author of the preisgekrönten book, in security lives in a gefährlichen world, and that publishers " Safety Times reproducible one articles.

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