Power tools are used by millions of people every day - not just those working in construction careers but by homeowners and builders. Although power tools are the best way to get a job done quickly and cleanly, they can be dangerous if not used just right. Power tools may be considered dangerous if the right precautions aren't taken or the user isn't experienced. Here are some tips to staying safe when operating a mechanical instrument.
- Check your tools before each use to look for cracks in the blade, frayed power cords, or cracked casings. If any of these problems exist, don't use the tool and instead, get it fixed by a professional.
- Tools aren't toys so use them according to the instructions. Follow these rules and not just what your gut tells you to do with them.
- Make sure the switch is always in the off position before you plug your power tool in. If it isn't, you run the risk of the tool starting up automatically and you seriously hurting yourself or others.
- Don't carry tools by the cord and never yank the cord when removing it from an outlet. When disconnecting the cord, always grasp the plug, not the wire. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
- Protect those around you as well. Unplug the tool after every use and keep it out of reach of children.
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