The most common power tool accidents involve injuries to the fingers. This can be anything from a minor cut to losing the entire finger. Approximately half off all finger amputations in the United States each year are the result of an injury involving a power tool. The index and the middle finger are the two generally involved in the accident. The most common power tool involved in these cases are the various types of saws. Of these finger injuries, 55% occurred
Selecting Power Tools for Your Workshop
To get the best results with any project, it is essential that you choose the right power tool. There are so many to choose from that it can be difficult. There are many things to consider for each type of power tool. Most of us have a particular brand name we are loyal to. Price, quality, and warranty are also factors that heavily influence a power tool purchase.
It may surprise you, but 29% of power tools are purchased by women. It is likely some of those power tools are for their own personal use and the others are to give as gifts for family members, friends, co-workers, and significant others. When in doubt as to what to get a man, go for a power tool. Make sure it is something he wants and will use though!
While you may be using the right saw for the project, are you using the right blade? This is going to make a difference in the type of cut you end up with.