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- One should operate hammer unless its head is tightly fixed to the handle.
- Place the hammer on the bench carefully. A falling hammer can cause serious foot injuries.
- Never strike two hammers together. The faces are very hard and the blow might cause a chip to break off.
- Never hold the hammer too far on the handle when striking a blow on a material.
- Unless the blow is struck squarely, the hammer may glance of the work.
- When working on electrical equipment/devices/wires use only a screw driver with a handle that are not conductors of electricity.
- One should wear goggles to protect eyes when re-sharpening screw driver tips.
- Screws with damaged heads are risky to handle and must be replaced or the burrs removed with an abrasive material.
- One should choose the correct tip of screw drivers while performing screwing operation. Too arrow or too wide tip will damage the work.
- One should not hammer a wrench to loosen a stubborn fastener, unless the wrench tool has been specially designed to bear such hard treatment.
- Always pull on a wrench. One can have more control over the wrench tool if pulling instead of pushing and there is less chance of injury to happen.
- It is dangerous practice to lengthen the wrench handle for additional leverage. Use a sufficient larger wrench.
- Choose a wrench that fit properly to the nut/bolt. A loose fitting wrench may slip and round off the corners of the bolt head and nut.
- When using wrenches clean grease or oil from the floor in the work area. This will reduce the possibility of slipping and losing balance while operating wrenches.