411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Home Energy Efficiency Key To Battling Climate Change

Home energy efficiency is the act of reducing the wasted energy used in houses. This could involve a building survey on a property in order to...

on Mar 24, 2017

Can I Clean My Home’s Air Ducts Myself?

As a DIYer we love to save money and do things just like the pros do. So what about HVAC systems? Is it possible to clean your own air ducts,...

on Mar 24, 2017

Tips for Excellent and Cost-Saving Home Repairs and Glass Works

When was the last time you did major repairs to the house you spend most of your days in? You know that prevention is better than cure, right? So,...

on Mar 21, 2017

Top Things You Should Prepare Before a Big Remodeling Project

Starting a home remodeling project is always exciting. You have a new design in mind and you are eager to get the project started. You have a team...

on Mar 16, 2017

How Large can I Build a Structure in my Backyard?

If you are really asking how big you can build without having to worry about permits and paperwork, that is a different issue than having an...

on Mar 16, 2017

Avoid these 5 Mistakes when Operating a Circular Saw

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

Circular saws are quite versatile and efficient tools when used properly, but can pose a serious safety hazard if used incorrectly. Here are five mistakes to avoid when operating a circular saw:

Failing to wear the appropriate safety attire. While we wish it went without saying that safety goggles should always be worn when working with a circular saw, many people neglect to follow this basic safety rule. In addition to protecting the eyes, avoiding loose clothing and jewelry that could become caught in a saw is also important. Certain jobs also call for the use of hearing protection and/or a respirator mask for optimal protection.

Using a dull blade. If the blade on a circular saw is too dull, it will place unnecessary strain on both the saw and the operator. A dull blade in a circular saw can be dangerous because of the extra force the operator must apply in order to make a cut, and can also damage the saw by overworking the motor. A blade that has hit a nail is particularly prone to becoming dull, but any blade will become dull with use.

Leaving the saw plugged in. Circular saws should be unplugged at all times when not in use to prevent accidents. Battery operated saws can have the battery removed. Ensuring that a circular saw is unplugged is especially important when changing a blade, lubricating or otherwise maintaining the saw. Essentially, the only time the saw should be plugged into an outlet is while it is in use.

Overextending the body. Maintaining stable positioning is an important responsibility when using a circular saw. Overreaching could cause a saw operator to lose his or her balance and create a dangerous situation.

Using the wrong type of blade for the cutting surface. Different types of blades are available for circular saws to cut different surfaces. One important distinction is the difference between a ripping blade, designed to cut with wood grain, and a crosscutting blade, designed to cut against the grain. There are also blades designed for cutting different types of materials, such as glass, steel, tile or concrete.

Following all manufacturer usage guidelines and safety recommendations when using circular saws and other hand and power tools is advisable.

Tools / Woodworking 1682 Views

Most Recent Articles

Random Articles

Induction Cooktops are a Family Friendly Option for Kitchen Design

All cooktops—whether gas cooktops, electric cooktops, or induction cooktops—enable you to make your kitchen a safer, more family friendly place for...

Appliance / Repair

Modern Bathroom Innovations

Advances in design and production techniques, combined with the explosion of choice the internet offers, have seriously increased the expectations...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

How to Choose the Best French Door Refrigerator

One of the hottest trends in kitchen design is the incorporation of French Door Refrigerators. You may not have heard this term before, but you...

Appliance / Repair

Metal Garage Kits Provide Ideal DIY Structures

Metal garage kits come in a variety of designs, styles and dimensions. The majority of these kits can be assembled with only one or two people....

Doors / Garages

Saving Money with French Door Refrigerators

French door refrigerators offer stylish and convenient options that fit in perfectly with modern kitchen organization.  With finishes ranging from...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017