How Important is Balance When Using Power Tools?
Posted by Mark Hunter - May 31, 2010
We've talked often on the blog* about power tools safety and we've produced videos** to that effect also. One area we hadn't given a great deal of thought to is balance when using power tools. This blog post caught our eye, with this statement in particular leaping out;
Make sure that you are maintaining your balance. Make sure that you are wearing footwear that is non slip, and make sure that your footing is always completely secure. Make sure that you grip portable tools firmly to keep them in your grasp so that they do not clatter to the floor, especially while operating. Do not ever reach out too far with a tool, and absolutely never operate a power tool held above your head. Make sure that you are at the level of the work piece rather than below it.
All in all, good practical advise. Be safe this week.
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