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DIY Tips For A Safe And Healthy Work Environment

Author : Jim Mcintyre

If you ever hired an experienced worker to do a big job at home or in your office, you can't fail to notice the safety precautions he would take. There is some equipment that is always ready for him that also enables him to finish the job quickly. So whether you are using an electric drill, cordless drills or a hammer drill, you need the keep the following things in mind.

Safety gear

Remember to wear protective safety glasses or goggles so that you don't get any wood pieces or splinters in your eye which can get very painful. If those goggles get scratched and affect your vision then you cannot risk aiming the drills the wrong way, you may weaken the wall or the surface, so do get a new pair.Your clothing is important and some people tend not to take this carefully but it truly depends on the kind of job you are doing. If there is intensive work with wood or cement walls then wear some protective clothing that is not too loose. They have to be fairly tight so that your sleeves or piece of cloth does not get in to a running drill.

Manual Book

It is always smart to read the manual whenever you purchase a new drill. There are many safety precautions that you should follow before something happens. It is only a one-time effort after which you remember what precautions to take. Also practice replacing chucks or any additional kit that you purchased so that you are sure you did it the right way. The only way to tell is to test by running them, because at times one fails to figure out if the clutch is tightened or not. Check what kind of settings is best for different surfaces. For example, if you are using a high quality wood then avoid using a hammer drill setting for drilling the wooden board.

Pre-purchase precautions

Check what kind of drill that you need for your work. Buying 110v electric drill is pointless if you need to drill just a hole. You will be much better off with a cordless drill. A noticeable brand for cordless drills is the Makita cordless drills. Do check out some cordless drill reviews before going out to purchase a drill. You never want to know if you made a bad decision purchasing the wrong drill, or the drill with way too many issues. Reviews recommend models: Makita BDF452 and Makita BDF452HW for home usage and good value for money.


Remember to use both hands when drilling because that gives you the best control. The DC motor inside the drill can move and the weight may be unevenly distributed on your wrist, which is why you should apply both hands for reasonable precision and torque. A 24v cordless drill could get shaky and fall from your hands which are a dangerous risk. Be careful when you are changing any part of the drill, especially when it is powered, touching the trigger. The damage can be fatal because when you are changing the chuck or any part, you are at risk of misfiring the drill.

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