|Review by BOB67CAM||posted 02-07-2010 09:57 AM||4208 views||0 times favorited||30 comments|
The Ten Most Dangerous Power Tools
Forbes magazine recently published a list of some of the most dangerous power tools on the market. While we definitely are power tool advocates, we also want to promote safety on our site. These tools are not toys, and users must understand the potential harm they can do if not used properly! do not aim at what you do not plan to kill
POWER NAILERS: They make short work of framing, but power nailers also send 37,000 people a year to emergency rooms according to a CDC study covering 2001-2005, with 40% of injuries suffered by consumers. More importantly,do to their growing popularity, the number would be much higher if the survey were done today.
CHAIN SAWS: They account for about 39,000 emergency room visits per year. chainsaws must be getting too cheap?..lol
TABLE SAWS: Table saws account for about 29,000 emergency room visits per year. i wont tell my wife about this 1…lol
SNOW BLOWERS: Come winter, these tools put 5,700 patients a year into the ER, with 600 finger amputations, and 19 deaths since 1992. the auger altho looking like a nice warm cave to sleep, isnt
CIRCULAR SAWS: ERs see 10,600 patients a year thanks to these common tools. how many people really use theyre leg for the backstop when cutting a 2×4?...too many i guess..lol
RIDING LAWNMOWERS: An average 37,000 people a year end up in the hospital (with 95 deaths) thanks to these ubiquitous suburban vehicles. ok NEVER forget to turn the blade off on the mower before u stand in front of it running in gear…c,mon people!
POWER DRILLS: Compared to chain saws and snowblowers, drills seem downright friendly, yet they put 5,800 people a year in the ER. do not use yer hand as a backstop when drilling wood
BACKHOES: These hydraulic monsters are now available to any handyman with the money to rent one, but be wary. Even the pros aren’t immune from disaster. Backhoes kill an average 38 construction workers a year. NEVER have an angry driver running 1 of these
AIR COMPRESSORS: You’d think the tool at the other end of the hose posed the only danger, but compressors cause 2,400 injuries a year. i love my air compressor too, but make sure the power is off before you hug them every night
WOOD CHIPPERS: Only 3 per year on average die using these tools. But their size and power mean it doesn’t take much for the worst to happen. Please be careful! well only 3 aint so bad right?..lol, and NO its not a slide!
Question – What do most of these peole have in common? They didn’t put safety first. Remember even though power tools are fun, they are not toys. So, in conclusion, please realize that power tools can be a great help in getting jobs done well and efficiently, but they are to be well respected with regards to potential danger if not used with knowledge and care!
p.s. heres alink to the article http://professional-power-tool-guide.com/2010/01/ten-dangerous-power-tools/
and p.s.s ALWAYS YSE COMMON SENSE! be careful guys n gals
-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea