Power Tool Safety Tips

Power tools are wonderful inventions, but certain precautions should be taken to ensure one’s safety around them. At Tools-Plus.com, we know that accidents can happen, but preparing for these accidents can prevent harm to yourself and others, so we’d like to offer five tips to keep you injury-free in the workshop.
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  1. Dress for the occasion. Wear protective gear such as goggles, ear plugs, and dusk masks. Do not wear open-toed shoes; if a sharp or heavy object falls on your foot, it will much more unpleasant for you. Instead, try steel-toed boots.
  2. Water can conduct electricity, and sparks can ignite scraps, so it’s imperative that you keep your workshop clean and dry. This will minimize accidents.
  3. Keep a first-aid kit on hand just in case an accident does happen.
  4. Always turn tools off before repairing or cleaning them. Turn them off if you’re attaching an accessory as well.
  5. Think about foreseeable accidents with regards to specific tools, and prepare for them. In the unfortunate event that one does happen, you’ll know what to do.

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