Rotary Power Tools and You
Think of your old saw, cutting was tedious, right? And now a power tool comes with a
motor. The addition of the motor reduces the work that the operator has to do, and
sometimes makes it possible for the operator to do things that are difficult or
impossible to do by hand. Common power tools include the drill, various types of saws,
the router, the electric sander, and the lathe.
Power tools are commonly used around the world, with many applications being found
for their labour saving convenience. They have made many a small business possible,
either by providing the means for construction and maintenance of a business space or
providing the means to provide the service of the business, such as in the case of small
contractors, plumbers, repair people and roofers; anyone who Hammers cuts, Drills and
Saws for a living.
The modern home benefits from power tools everyday. From the simplicity and benefit
of a battery-operated screwdriver for turning those hard to get to screws to the raw
power and debris-eating appetite of a hopper, the power tool has made life much
easier for the average homeowner.
The following facts shall be taken into account when considering the quality power
Reputation of the products
There are different prices for different Types of power tools used. The prices of some
of the power tools are as follows,
Drills - at around $100
Grinders - at around $ 50
Saws - at around $ 100 - $200
Some of the popular brands of power tools are:
DeWalt is part of the Black & Decker Company, it is a different division, and Dewalt
tools are usually good in quality.
Delta power tools are usually good quality, but pricey.
Makita power tools are usually near the top but not the best performer to last forever.
Bosch is also a good brand.
Some of the top priced power tools are made by major manufactures like DeWalt.
There are also other brands such as Panasonic, Hitachi, Delta etc.
Depending upon the job employed, Variety of power tools are available in the stores,
of which some of them are as follows:
Radial arm saw
Random orbital sander
Rotary tool (such as Dremel)
The safety precautions to be followed while operating the power tools are as follows:
Do not use a tool in an explosive or flammable atmosphere
Inspect the tool before using it to determine that it is clean, and all moving parts
Do not load the tool unless it is to be used immediately
Do not leave a loaded tool unattended, especially where it would be available to
unauthorized person or children.
Never point the tool at anyone.
For eye protection wear safety glasses.
For ear protection wear earplugs or domes
Wear gloves for your hands.
There should be a first aid kit in the factory or at the place of work.