COMMON SENSE SHOULD BE THE OVERARCHING THEME WHEN USING POWER TOOLS.
The value of top of the line tools can’t be understated for any project. Daily, weekly and monthly maintenance can extend the life of your power tools and improve the quality of your project.
When using power tools always wear safety goggles and gloves. Repeat: always wear safety goggles and gloves.
Work in a dry setting to prevent accidental slip-and-falls and electrical shocks.
Hazard prevention is basically common sense. Follow these precautionary steps and minimize the risk and injury:
- Never carry a tool by the cord
- Never yank the cord to disconnect it from the power receptacle
- Keep cords and hoses away from heat, oil, and sharp edges
- Disconnect tools when not in use, prior to servicing and cleaning them, and when changing accessories such as blades, bits, and cutters
- Keep your audience of other adults, children and pets a safe distance from the work area
- Secure the work with clamps or a vise to allow both hands to operate the tool
- Do not hold fingers on the switch button while carrying a plugged-in tool
- Keep tools sharp and clean for optimum performance
- Follow instructions in the user's manual for care, lubrication and accessory use
- Keep good footing in the work area and maintain good balance when operating power tools
- Eliminate loose clothing jewelry and any apparel that could get caught in machinery
- Mark any damaged electric tools "Do Not Use" when disposing of the tool
- Use a ground-fault circuit interrupter when temporary power is the source of power for your electric tool.
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