Top 5 safety tips for top tool brands
Whether purchasing tools on sale or paying retail, be sure to pick up safety products such as ear plugs and safety goggles.
The workroom is loaded with all the top tool brands and the wallet is still full because many of those items were bought from places that offered tools on sale. The next step is figuring out how to operate those tools safely.
Most handymen understand the need for safety glasses and ear plugs, but there are other, less recognizable steps to follow to make sure the top tool brands continue to operate safely and effectively. Here are the Top 5 tips for tool safety.
Know the tool: The biggest step that most people overlook is simple: read the instruction manual, which can be found even in the packaging of tools on sale. Aside from detailing the needs for ear plugs and safety goggles, the manual will likely provide proper storage procedures and usage suggestions.
Wear proper clothing: Beware of baggy clothes, which can get caught in the workings of the tool, causing injuries. Tie back long hair for the same reason. Steel-toed shoes are generally good to wear when doing any work that involves tools. And if we keep going back to ear plugs and safety glasses, well, it’s because they are that important.
Inspect the tool: Even most top tool brands don’t take kindly to water, so before turning them on, make sure liquid hasn’t found its way to the tool or plug. Check to make sure there aren’t any cracks in the casing that expose moving parts and make sure there aren’t any loose wires sticking out of the tool.
Keep the area clean: A cluttered workbench is an invitation for trouble. Liquids stored too close to the work surface can spill, corroding the tools. Worse, if the liquid is flammable, a spark could start a workplace fire. If working with top tool brands that produce saw dust, try not to allow the dust to pile up. The nature of saw dust allows it to catch fire quicker than normal wood.
Store the tools safely: Think high and dry. As mentioned before, keep top tool brands away from liquids. Also, be sure to keep them out of the hands of people who shouldn’t be using them. Too many accidents happen each year involving children who get their hands on power tools. On sale frequently, locks for tool cabinets are inexpensive ways to ensure curious young hands don’t find their way into harm.
Whether using the top tool brands or waiting to find used tools on sale, following these five tips will go a long way toward ensuring the safety of anyone around the work area and creating a longer life for the tool.
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