Tools And Equipment
Extremely Careful Using Circular Saws - Most people really don't
care about how to tips on power tool safety, but I'm going to tell you a
story and see if that makes a difference. About 20 years ago I
remembered another carpenter, who was working on the roof, installing
- How Dangerous Is It to Watch
Someone Else Operate a Power Tool Incorrectly? - It's extremely
dangerous to watch someone else operate a power tool incorrectly. Let me
tell you why, whenever someone else is using a power tool incorrectly
and the observer of this event doesn't know that they're using it
incorrectly, they will usually operate the tool, the same way.
- I'm Never Going to Read My Power
Tools Instructions - Maybe You Should Rethink This - If you're the
kind of person that purchases a power tool and then runs home, rips it
out of the box and starts using it without reading the instructions,
you're probably part of the majority.
- Nail Gun Safety – Four Framing Carpenter
Tips - If you're a framing contractor or a carpenter who works in
the construction business, there's a good chance that you know someone
who has had a nail gun accident. I would like to share a couple of
things that I have learned over the years, using pneumatic air powered
nail guns, while framing homes.
- Be Careful Using Kerosene Heaters
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - I would like to share a story with you,
about something that happened about 15 years ago, to someone that I
really felt sorry for. This person was a young general contractor and
didn't have enough information about using kerosene heaters. So pay
attention and we can all learn from his mistakes.
- Tool Purchasing Tips and
Advice - I often see homeowners at my local home improvement centers
and my local lumber yards, examining tools for future projects. I often
find myself listening to them talking and asking questions, to the
representatives of the stores and often get confused at some of the
responses from the home improvement store representative and the person
asking the questions about the tools, that they are thinking about
- What Kind of Jackhammer
Do I Use? - If you don't own a jackhammer, I would suggest that you
go down to your local rental yard and explain your situation to them.
These people are extremely helpful, and most of them have a lot of
knowledge, about jackhammers and concrete demolition. But let me help
you out, with a few simple tips on jackhammers.
- Electric Cement Mixer or Gas
Powered Cement Mixer - One of the biggest inconveniences when mixing
concrete, is running over an electrical cord, with your wheelbarrow,
every time that you go to move a load of concrete that you have just
- How to Use a Cement Mixer -
Proper Positioning - Okay, you're thinking about pouring a new sidewalk,
on your property somewhere. The location of the sidewalk, makes it
difficult for a large concrete truck to get back, to pour the concrete
easily. The distance is a little too far to hire a concrete pump, and
your only alternative now is to use a cement mixer.
- How to Avoid Cutting
Yourself with a Battery Operated Saw - When it comes to safety, we
need to pay attention to everything that anyone has to say about it.
Every once in awhile were going to run into someone who has an excellent
tip or piece of advice. What I'm about to share with you about battery
operated saws, could help you from hurting your self or another person,
while walking to and from your job site.