Safety Precautions That Should Be Taken When Using Tools

 

Power tools enable you to complete your tasks with ease and efficiency. They enable you to do all kinds of home renovations and various activities in workshops. They cut, grind, drill, and more. The tools use electric motors, hydraulic systems, or internal combustion engines .They tend to work at higher speeds as compared to hand tools. Their powerful nature means that you should be aware of their limitations. Every year thousands of people are injured while using these tools. As a result, if you use one occasionally or on a daily basis, important safety precautions should be undertaken.
Maintenance of power tools
i) Maintaining this type of tools not only guarantees higher efficiency and productivity, but also prevents you from injury and can even save your life.
ii) Keep cutters and blades sharp and clean for better results and for easier and safer use.
iii) Always use the right tool for the right job and don’t use a tool when you are unsure of its use as it can be hazardous.
iv) Keep the electric cords in good shape and away from heat,fire, and sharp edges.
v) You should also make sure not to carry an appliance by its cord or pull the cord to disconnect it as it may result in breakage causing electric shocks, burns and even fires.
vi) Ensure that a tool that has a three pronged plug is plugged into a three hold electric socket. Also make sure that any cord or receptacle that is broken or worn out is replaced as they can cause electrical fires and shocks.
Safety precautions while using tools
i) Always wear proper fitting clothing and protection equipments when using such powerful tools.
ii) Avoid loose clothing and dangling accessories as they can be caught up in moving parts and cause accidents and injury.
iii) Safety glasses should also be worn to prevent flying particles and chips getting into your eyes.
iv) When working, keep in balance and avoid unnecessary movements and overreacting so that you do not hurt yourself, as the slightest undesirable movement could potentially result in a fatal injury.
v) Never use a tool when too tired as you may unknowingly pass out as a result and end up in unforeseen and unintended consequences. Always follow instruction manuals before using tools.
vi) Avoid making assumptions when using this kind of tools especially if you had have previous experience as some tools may have undergone minor modifications that you may not have known about.

Power tools enable you to complete your tasks with ease and efficiency. They enable you to do all kinds of home renovations and various activities in workshops. They cut, grind, drill, and more. The tools use electric motors, hydraulic systems, or internal combustion engines .They tend to work at higher speeds as compared to hand tools. Their powerful nature means that you should be aware of their limitations. Every year thousands of people are injured while using these tools. As a result, if you use one occasionally or on a daily basis, important safety precautions should be undertaken.

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The History Of The Elu Company

 

The Elu company, originally called Eugen Lutz, was founded in 1928. Its foundation was based on manufacturing of light metal sand-casting products. In 1930, Elu began its machine manufacturing activities, with the first one being the MT1 dish grinding. With this, they were able to make a change in the carpentry industry. The company has been in operation since, though it was later adopted by the Black and Decker Company.
Production of power tools
By the year 1951, Elu was developing power tools and wood working machines. Most of these tools were sold in the European market. However, in 1959, Elu expanded to France where they established a foreign subsidiary. The AS 70 spindle copy router was then developed for the first time in 1966.
Elu developed the first double mitre saw in 1972, a milestone in their technology. The manufacturing of this tool was mainly for craft and industrial production and was done at a large-scale. By the year 1979, the logistics of Elu’s warehouse were being controlled by a computer. Also in the same year, the MGS 105 mitre saw was designed by Elu for custom production processes.
Adoption by Black and Decker Company
In 1984, the woodworking machines and power tool range of Elu were bought by Black and Decker. It is with this buying that the name Elu was changed to Elumatec. After the purchase, worldwide sales companies of Elu were expanded in their capacity. Also, there was a systematic extension and enhancement of the machines for PVC and aluminum processing.
In order to meet the market demand for a machine that can handle large profiles and also have diverse cutting variants, the DG 244 double mitre saw was developed. It was therefore added to the product range produced by the company in 1997.
New machines and new premises
Elumatec completed a new building that was being constructed in 2005. It was situated at the headquarters of the company which are in Muhlacker-Lomersheim. The new building provided an additional space of 8,200 sqm for administration and production purposes. It also acted as an information center as a space of 2000 sqm was set aside purposely for viewing and testing of Elumatec machines.
In 2006, the product range of Elumatec was expanded for the processing of aluminum profile. This was met by the SBZ151 and SBZ630 profile machining centers. The SBZ 609 was developed in 2007 and with special features like rooting, automatic screwing and drilling.
The Elu Company, now Elumatec, has still been producing power tools by trying to incorporate the latest technology in their designs.

The Elu company, originally called Eugen Lutz, was founded in 1928. Its foundation was based on manufacturing of light metal sand-casting products. In 1930, Elu began its machine manufacturing activities, with the first one being the MT1 dish grinding. With this, they were able to make a change in the carpentry industry. The company has been in operation since, though it was later adopted by the Black and Decker Company.

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A Look At The DeWalt Brand

 

DeWalt brand is a worldwide producer of industrial, woodworking and construction power tools. It produces a line of XRP, compact and lithium cordless drills. The battery used for the drill can run one of the may tools like the circular saws and the impact wrenches. It has built its mane for over ten years through engineering, building and designing tough, long lasting tools. For example, Raymond invented a radical arm saw in 1923 that has continued to set the durability and quality standards. Since then, precise, rugged, tough, powerful and reliability became the company’s trademark names. The acceptance of its products throughout the world has made it the number one professional power tools seller. The brands components are manufactured in China, Mexico, Taiwan, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, USA and Czech Republic. The components are then assembled in China, Mexico and Taiwan.
The company has managed to turn most of its customers into great influencers. They have achieved this through producing top notch products. They managed to overcome the big challenge of transforming from a small business to a business brand name and to a household product that is used in almost every homestead. During its launch, a strong marketing team was created. The team focused on user friendly approach that coincided with the launch of the product line. The team focused on local settings and job sights where construction and contractors building homes or working on industrial projects can be found. They made dramatic and memorable demonstrations that attracted a number of customers to try the new products. The company also introduced a contractor appreciation program. The program rewarded any buyer who bought five tools with an extra tool for free. This marketing strategy was very successful and created numerous long term brand loyalty.
This marketing strategy played a major role in creating a brand name that is respected not only for its top notch quality, but also for the excellent marketing and customer services. The branding strategy aimed at making its products an everyday tool paid off tremendously. This is because the customers felt a great emotional connection to the company and its products. They in-turn became brand ambassadors and spread the product use to friends and relatives.
Conclusion
Before buying any DeWalt tools, ensure that the staff attending to you tests it to avoid any operational problems that may disappoint you while at work.

DeWalt brand is a worldwide producer of industrial, woodworking and construction power tools. It produces a line of XRP, compact and lithium cordless drills. The battery used for the drill can run one of the may tools like the circular saws and the impact wrenches. It has built its mane for over ten years through engineering, building and designing tough, long lasting tools. For example, Raymond invented a radical arm saw in 1923 that has continued to set the durability and quality standards. Since then, precise, rugged, tough, powerful and reliability became the company’s trademark names. The acceptance of its products throughout the world has made it the number one professional power tools seller. The brands components are manufactured in China, Mexico, Taiwan, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, USA and Czech Republic. The components are then assembled in China, Mexico and Taiwan.

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The Power Tool Industry – August 2013

 

Technology has helped to shape our lives on a very large scale. Many of the things that we are able to do in this day and age is only through the power of technology. This is also applies to The Power Tool Industry. Technology has helped people take existing power tools and modified them to the extent that previously tedious tasks are now simply DIY tasks. Perhaps, the most important part of using these tools is the safety aspect.
How Safe is an Electric Saw?
The electric saw is a heavy duty power tool used in many different industries. There have been a countless number of accidents as a direct result of using electric saws. According to the Kansas city star, the table saw industry is still resisting the safety fix. A demonstration held at the International Woodworkers Fair in Atlanta, revealed that there is a safety device that can actually differentiate between wood and flesh. This device called SawStop is attached to the saw and is meant to prevent dangerous accidents from occurring.
As per statistics, table saw accidents are not only painful, but could change your life. It costs a lot in medical bills and approximately 67 000 U.S workers and individuals are injured every year, from using table saws, according to the government. Approximately 4000 of these injuries result in amputation.
Gerald Wheeler, is a wood shop operator, which made him all the more aware of the dangers associated with table saws. He recently has 2 employees injured and has spent a lot of money on medical bills. When he attempted to buy this safety device, he was told that none were available. Despite a reported 2000 finger saves, SawStop is having a problem seeking licencing deals. The other table saw manufactures who are obviously self – regulated go on as normal and thousand of fingers have been sliced off since the invention of the SawStop.
Other leading saw manufacturing companies and the Power Tool Institute insist that the number of injuries have been inflated and that the annual cost of money spent on table saw injuries is also exaggerated. They also stated that this device tends to stop when it senses wet wood or metal, which ultimately makes it inconvenient to use, because the blade and electronic cartridge will have to be changed.
The inventor of SawStop Stephen Gass has had to overcome many hurdles regarding the marketing and licencing of this priceless product. He has endured court battles, intimidation and even had people in power trivialize what he is trying to do. Despite this product saving so many people from amputation and severe injuries, the battle to fully endorse it – continues.

Technology has helped to shape our lives on a very large scale. Many of the things that we are able to do in this day and age is only through the power of technology. This is also applies to The Power Tool Industry. Technology has helped people take existing power tools and modified them to the extent that previously tedious tasks are now simply DIY tasks. Perhaps, the most important part of using these tools is the safety aspect.

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