By now, you have figured out what tools you need in your workshop and how to organize them efficiently. Before you get started on your next project, you must keep in mind the potential risks that come with handling power tools. As the name suggests, power tools are very powerful. To keep you and everyone safe in the workshop, you must treat each tool with care and are mindful of the dangers that come with it. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you safe when working with power tools.
Use the Right Tool for the Job
It is easy to take shortcuts, especially when working on your own. But each tool has a specific purpose, and they should not be used interchangeably. For instance, using a screwdriver as a chisel may cause the tip of the screwdriver to break and fly, hitting you or anyone else around.
Regularly Inspect Your Tools
Inspect your tools regularly to make sure they are in good shape and fit for use. Perform regular maintenance on your tools, like grinding or sharpening to ensure they work properly. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that are included with the tool. Old or damaged tools pose a bigger risk of breaking or hurting someone.
Use Protective Equipment
Some safety risks can not be avoided in the workshop. In this case, you must protect yourself with the proper gear. Always wear safety glasses when doing any work to prevent debris from getting into your eyes. Use a pair of gloves that fit your hands and the environment well and still allow you the full range of motion.
Tips for Electric Power Tools
Make sure your work area is clean and that the floor is dry and clear of any obstacles. Keep cords for your electric tools organized and away from the floor to prevent a tripping hazard. Never carry a power tool by the cord, this could weaken the wire and possibly cause it to fray. If you have to work in damp locations, keep your hands and feet dry. Put a rubber mat on the ground, place a wooden stool on it, and sit on the stool while working. This will reduce the risk of electrical shocks.
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