• Plan! Include tools needed, parts and all materials
• Buy the best quality tool you can afford.
• Always use the tool for the job in which it was designed
• Throw away broken tools or tools with loose handles (or fix ’em)
• Wear safety goggles with things that even might harm your eyes
• Always remain set and balanced when working with tools
• Make sure the screwdriver fits the screw
• Keep fingers and hair well away from moving blades or bits
• Read instruction manuals if provided with tool
• Always cut away from your body and all body parts
• Make certain the wrench fits the job and is adjusted correctly
• Pull the wrench toward you when possible
• Work in clutter free, well lit environments
• Use one hammer to strike another hammer
• Pry nails or pry wood toward you
• Operate power tools near flammable products
• Use screwdrivers as pry bars, scrapers punches or chisels
• Use a wrench, screwdriver or other tool as a hammer
• Make pliers act like wrenches (a major cause of hand injuries)
• Touch a saw blade or drill bit immediately after use
• Use a make-shift handle extension to add power to turn a wrench
• Alter or “customize” a tool
• Use a worn out tool or one with worn teeth or blades
• Hold your work in one hand while cutting/drilling with the other
The most important tip to remember, however, is to make sure all your tools are returned to their toolbox or drawer sharp and clean. Also, make sure the little kids cannot get into your tools … but they’re never too young to learn the safe way to use them!
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