Tuesday, March 01, 2005

"Tool Tips" - Care and Safety with Electric Power Tools

1. Never carry a power tool by the power cord.

2. Disconnect tools when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories such as blades, bits and cutters.

3. Do not attempt to service machine unless qualified to do so.

4. Secure the workpiece with clamps or a vice, allowing both hands to be free to operate the tool.

5. Do not clamp the machine body in a vice.

6. Power tools should be regularly maintained. Always follow the user's instruction manual for lubrication and changing of accessories.

7. Do not wear loose clothing, ties or jewellery when using power tools.

8. Always wear eye and face protection, protective clothing and safety shoes.

9. Proper, effective hearing protection should be worn when working with noisy tools such as power hammers and breaking tools.

10. Do not use a machine without guards where supplied.

11. Do not use a power tool for work beyond its prescribed capability.

12. Check that speed of abrasive wheel is compatible with the machine speed.

13. Power tools should be stored in a dry place when not in use.

14. Electric power tools should not be used in damp or wet conditions.

15. Prior to operation carefully inspect the tool for cracks or dents in the body, grease leaks or missing screws.

16. Check the cable for cracks or cuts, ensure that the correct plug is fitted and that the voltage of tool and power supply are within acceptable limits.

17. Check grinding wheels, if any sign of damage, do not use.

18. Do not stand directly in front of grinding machine when switched on.

19. Immediately disconnect the tool from power supply if any undue smells, noises, sparks or smoking occurs, and submit for service.


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