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Work effectively and safely with Bosch power tools.
Power tools are indispensable for professionals. They are favored as they help users to save time and they also make the job easier. However, they need to be handled carefully, otherwise they can lead to injury. Accidents usually occur due to negligence, boredom, and overconfidence.
By keeping the following 10 safety tips in mind, it is possible to work effectively and safely with power tools. In the right side of this page you can also find a pdf version of safety instruction booklet for reference.
1. Eye protection:
Safety glasses prevent dust, debris, wood shaving and other substances from getting into the eyes, they are one of the most basic safety equipments.
2. Ear protection:
Earplugs should be worn when using power tools, especially in a closed environment to minimize the damage to the ears.
3. Knowing the right tools for the job:
Knowing the right tools for the job can help avoid injury to oneself or damage to the materials. Always read the instruction manuals provided with the equipment thoroughly and get familiar with the recommended safety precautions.
4. Correct use of power tools:
Tools should never be carried by their cords and should be disconnected when not in use; while handling a tool connected to a power source, fingers should be kept away from the on/off switch.
5. Wear the right clothes:
Long hair should be tied up and loose clothing avoided. Clothing should cover the entire body and heavy gloves worn in order to avoid injury caused by sharp implements or splinters. Masks should be worn to prevent inhalation of harmful minute particles of the material that is being worked on and steel-toed work boots and hard hats can help prevent injury to the feet and head.
6. Regular tool inspection:
Power tools should never been used in wet conditions and should be checked regularly for exposed wiring, damaged plugs and loose plug pins. Damaged cords should always be replaced and tools that are damaged or those that sound or feel different when used should be checked and repaired.
7. Clean work area:
Accumulated dust particles can ignite with a spark and flammable liquids should be kept covered and away from the work area. An uncluttered work area makes it easier to maneuver the power tool and can help avoid accidents.
8. Extra precautions:
Use a quick-release clamp when using miter saws and a wood push-through when using table saws. Extra care should be taken while using nail guns or power belt sanders.
9. Correct storage:
Power tools should always be stored away after use to prevent them from being used by unauthorized or unqualified personnel.
It is important to use proper lighting while working with power tools, particularly when working in a basement or garage where lighting may not be sufficient.