Tips For Power Tools

Dean Sharp is here to explain all things power tools!!

The most important thing to remember when it comes to safety is to be safe.

The House Whisperer believes we shouldn't have fear towards our tool. Fear leads to the dark side (and accidents) but HEALTHY RESPECT for the tools is the way to go.

For safety, there are things you need to have on before you can start using your power tools.

  • Face shield
  • Tactile gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Clothes
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Boots

Now that we have our safety gear down, it's almost important to be aware of which tools are the most dangerous.

5 most dangerous tools:

table saw

nail gun

chain saw

circular saw

ladder

Watch Dean explain how to use some tools below:

 

Did you get a saw? The House Whisperer shares tips on how to use each one differently.

Worm Drive Circular Saw

secure the wood

know how the blade cuts up from below

start the motor away from the material

stand to the side so a kick back misses your body

begin slowly

let the cut fall open

Sidewinder Circular Saw

ditto, but for the opposite hand

Corded Reciprocating Saw

press table guard firmly against the material AND press down to cut

Cordless Reciprocating Saw -

good starter, less torque, but maybe all you need

Jigsaw

again, start slowly

must press down the nose

Miter saw

great training saw!

table saw

worlds most dangerous tool

For more information, listen to Dean explain it all below:

 
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