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6 Safety Tips for Using an Impact Driver

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An impact driver is a handy tool for professionals in the automotive and construction industry as well as for many DIY projects. An impact driver is very useful and can help make any construction or mechanical work a lot easier. There are several different types of impact drivers that can be used based on the nature of work you need to use it for. For example a heavy-duty pneumatic impact driver used by mechanics is more powerful than a corded or cordless electric impact driver used by a carpenter for wood related projects. Power tools such as an impact driver should be used with caution to avoid any injury. Below are some important safety tips you should keep in mind while using an impact driver. Continue Reading

Safety Tips for Working with a Wood Router

working-with-wood-routerA wood router is an extremely handy tool that allows you to create versatile designs, grooves, sharp edges, moulds and door panels. It can help even the most novice woodworker make unique and remarkable work pieces. Though some may not find a wood router as an essential tool to have in their workshop, it is definitely a tool that can add finesse and more detail to your wood working projects. A wood router is traditionally a hand-powered tool but today with the advent of new technology this is now an extremely powerful and automatic electronic tool.

Like all power tools a wood router works fast, is sharp and can be tricky to handle therefore, can be dangerous to use if appropriate safety protocol is not taken. Powered by a machine, a wood router consists of a flat base and a cutter that is extremely sharp. Thus you should be extremely careful while handling it and any negligence can have grotesque consequences. Stated below are some precautionary measures you can take to have a safe experience while working with wood routers. Continue Reading