Power Tools Best Left to the Pros
Home improvement centers are great places for do-it-yourselfers, and they invariably offer great deals on supplies and power tools. However, some tools just aren’t safe to use unless you’re extremely well versed with them like a professional is. When you work with us, for example, you can count on them to have the license and training to perform the work in question. In addition, we prioritize safety, which is essential when using power tools. To avoid an unfortunate accident or do damage to your home or property, we recommend leaving the big jobs that require certain power tools to the experts.
The table saw is typically regarded as the most dangerous power tool in residential homes because it has led to numerous injuries. Of the more than 60,000 table saw injuries that occur each year, most are lacerations, but as many as 4,000 of these injuries result in amputations. Even newer saws with safety features don’t seem to prevent some terrible accidents from occurring. A table saw is the ideal tool to achieve clean, perfectly cut wood. It’s used to create cabinetry, uniform angles, furniture, architectural features, and much more. If you are considering this tool, be sure to get serious training before attempting its use, or better yet, call one of our experts to do the job.
A chain saw is definitely a handy tool to have as it can be used indoors and outdoors for a myriad of tasks; however, it’s an extremely dangerous tool in the hands of a novice. Keep in mind the average injury inflicted from a chain saw is in the ballpark of 110 stitches. From the kickback of the machine to uneven terrain that could cause a slip, chainsaw mishaps are no joking matter. If you need trees trimmed or demolition work completed in your home or garage, it’s best to call in a professional who has all the safety gear and training needed to handle a chainsaw.
Nail guns are common, but they are associated with a multitude from injuries. Using nail gun when on a ladder can be especially treacherous. Our crews use nail guns on a routine basis, so they’re highly practiced with these power tools. Even so, it’s not uncommon for a nail to miss and ricochet. Having proper safety gear is essential to prevent a terrible injury from a handy tool such as this.
Home improvement centers sell a wide assortment of drills, but these tools should not be used without training as they can drill into most materials like butter–and that includes your leg if you aren’t careful or if your drill accidentally slips. Our crews cannot get by without their drills, so you can bet they are well-trained in their use. Drills can be used or everything from installing cabinetry to mounting lighting fixtures, but it’s important to have experience before using them.
If you aren’t certain in the use of these and other dangerous power tools, be sure you contact us for help. Our professionals are experienced and will prioritize the safety of your home or commercial property.