Woodworking As a Hobby Can Seem to Be Overwhelming
For the novice wood worker, you may have some questions on using hand tools and hand power tools. It can be frustration knowing exactly how to use these tools safely and with minimum risk to yourself. If you have a desire to work with wood and make things that you can use in your home or to sell for an extra income, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of items that are available for wood working. When you are using hand tools and hand power tools, keep in mind that while these tools can be dangerous, they are merely tools to enable you to get your wood working project completed in a more efficient manner. Keep these tips in mind when you are working with hand tools and hand power tools.
General Tips on Circular Saw Safety and Use
Most circular saws come with a safety manual that you can read to get some safety tips. If you have purchased your circular saw used to save some money, the documentation may have not come with it. There are a few basic tips when using your circular saw. Fist off, never use your saw without first putting on protective eye wear as in safety goggles. When you are working with wood, chips can fly and you do not want to risk a wood chip flying into your eye and doing damage. You also want to make sure you do not carry the circular saw by the chord as this will damage it and possibly render your circular saw useless. Make sure when you are cutting that you keep the guard down to protect your fingers.
Power Tool Safety Tips
As stated above, you should always follow the manufacturers directions when using hand power tools. Also you should always wear safety goggles as stated above. You should never use your hand power tools where there is any water. You could be seriously injured or even killed by an electrical current running through the water and into your body. Keep your fingers away from blades or any moving objects on the tools themselves as serious cuts can result from not paying attention.
Buying Great Hand tools
When you purchase your hand tools and power hand tools, you do not need to spend a lot of money. This is not to say that you should sacrifice quality to save a few bucks. You can find good quality used power tools at a great price if you do some shopping around. Pawn shops are a great means to get quality hand tools and power hand tools. People who are down on their luck will sell their tools to the pawn shops at a discount and then the pawn shop resells them much cheaper than you could purchase them new. Make sure you look over the tools carefully and make sure that all parts are working and in good repair before you purchase them.