If you’re like me, and you tend to take good care of your power tools, then you love these 7 ways to use your power tools more efficiently. There are many different models of power tools on the market, but they all have at least one thing in common: they’re just a pain in the rear to use with just one hand.
Using power tools properly is extremely important, not only for efficiency but also for safety. In many cases, simply knowing how to use a tool properly can make the difference between getting the job done right and needing to do it again or even, in some cases, causing yourself severe injury. However, BOSCH Power Tools can save you hours of work and make any project more efficient, able to be completed faster and with better results.
Power Tool Maintenance:
1. Inspect your tools for loose screws and bolts. Keep them lubricated. Clean any dust and dirt from the motor. It’s a good idea to periodically blow off your power tools with compressed air.
2. Store your tools in a cool, dry place when they’re not in use. Check the cords of battery-operated tools regularly to make sure they are intact without fraying or damage.
3. Adjust the depth setting on your circular saw so that it cuts only as deep as you need it to. While it’s okay to raise the blade guard while cutting, never take it off completely, because that could be dangerous.
4. If you have a table saw, make sure that it has a split fence or workpiece support that keeps the workpiece in place while you cut it.
5. Never look away from what you are doing when using a power tool, even for an instant. If something distracts you for even a moment, turn the tool off first before walking away from it.
6. Use hand protection when operating power tools, and always wear eye protection when grinding wood, cutting metal or otherwise creating dust and debris that can fly into your eyes. The appropriate protective equipment will greatly reduce the potential for accidents and injury.
7 Tips and Tricks for a More Efficient Use of Power Tools
If you’re new to power tools, or just looking to get a bit more out of them, these tips and tricks will help you use your power tools more efficiently.
1. Use the right power tool for the right job.
There are many different types of power tools on the market and we all want to find the best tool for the job. It doesn’t help that there are so many options when it comes to choosing a certain type of tool, but by doing research and reading reviews, you can make an informed decision. You should also take into account what other jobs or projects you might need the tool for in the future.
2. Keep your power tools clean and lubricated.
If you want your power tools to last as long as possible and perform at their peak, then keep them clean and well-oiled. Too much dirt on your tools can cause problems with bearings and increase wear on moving parts, which is one of the reasons why regular maintenance is so important. For most tools, all you need is a rag or brush, some lubrication oil, and a small amount of grease. Always be sure to follow manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning and lubricating their products.
3. Cut in an Area With Plenty of Light
Whether you are working indoors or outdoors, it is important to always make sure that you have enough light to see clearly what you are doing while using your power tool. All power tools come with warning labels informing users about the importance of good lighting when operating them. If you need to work in a dark space, make sure to wear a headlamp or use an extension cord so that you can bring light right where you need it.
4. Use a combination square to set your miter saw's angle
It's tough to eyeball the angle on a miter saw. For most people, it's even tougher to get the same angle every time. Rather than struggling with the process, use a combination square to set your blade at exactly 45 degrees and then use that assembly as a reference for future cuts. If you're making multiple cuts, place the reference piece snugly against the fence so it doesn't get bumped and move out of alignment.
5. Choose good equipment
Like any other product, power tools come in different quality levels. Manufacturers offer models at various price levels, but there are also differences in quality between models within the same price range. Quality is especially important in terms of electric shock prevention (especially if you live in an area where humidity is common) and the strength of materials used (if you want something that will last).
6. Always read the instructions
Even if you think you know how to use the FEIN Power Tools, it is important to read the instructions before starting work. The manufacturer may have included useful suggestions on maintenance and safety.
7.Wear Safety Gear
Another basic safety precaution is wearing protective gear while operating power tools in your workshop or on site. Protective goggles and earmuffs will ensure that no sawdust or debris flies into your eyes or ears while you’re working. Wear sturdy gloves as well to prevent blisters from forming on your hands after hours of drilling and tightening nuts and bolts.