Power Tools are very handy. They make carpentry and other projects so easy that even a rookie homeowner can try their hand at some crafting. However, handling Power tools can also be tricky. Here are some things to remember when using them.
Never use a power tool for anything else but its purpose. Your power tool is designed for specific jobs. If you try to use them for anything else other than what the manufacturer indicated, you can end up seriously injuring yourself.
Always read the manual. It is possible that you have used Makita Tools similar to a drill or a saw you just recently added to your collection. Read the manual anyway, and don’t just browse through it. Read it page per page if you have to. A little detail or difference in design can make handling it more precarious than your past tools. It always pays to be cautious.
Disconnect your power tools when you are not using them. Some workers keep their Makita Tools plugged to the socket or leave them on with the batteries in the compartment even if they are not in use. This is very dangerous because you never know when they might be turned on by accident. Accidental ignition of these tools can injure you or someone in your family so take better care of your tools.
Keep your hands away from the power button. Some Dewalt Tools come with safety locks. This way, the tool won’t accidentally be turned on when you are not using it, or when you are just transporting it from one point of the room to another. Use the lock, or if no lock is available, keep your hands away from the power switch so you won’t accidentally turn it on at the wrong time.
Keep them in a safe, stable place at all times. These tools are very sharp and you don’t want them accidentally landing on your toe. Keep your tools properly when you aren’t using them. Make sure they aren’t at the edge of the table where they can easily fall and injure someone. Try to keep your workplace as clutter free as possible to avoid any accidents.
Use safety gear when working. No matter how streamlined the design of your power tool is, it won’t keep you completely safe unless you are properly dressed and armed while working. You need to protect your eyes and your body while you are working on your project to prevent splinters of wood or steel from injuring you.
Replace parts or tools when they are broken. Never attempt to use power tools with broken parts. These things run on electricity, and if you are working with a power tool with a faulty battery or a faulty wiring, you could be in for a lot of trouble. Have your power tools checked by the manufacturer if you suspect something has gone amiss. Replace faulty batteries because they can affect the performance of your power tool, putting you and your family at risk.
Mississagua Hardware Centre boasts of a wide array of Power Tools that you will need in every stage of your project. We have all the tools that can help make the job easier for you, be it a home renovation or a multi-million dollar construction.