A power drill on a wood surface.

Along with your diamond blade saw, your power drill is an important tool. Your power makes use of various drill bits that can be used interchanged depending on the material you are drilling and the size of the hole you want to make. You can also use your drill as a screwdriver. Like any other power tool, there’s a safe way of handling and using a power drill.

Here are a few safety tips for you to consider whenever you’re using your power drill:

Always Wear Protective Gear

When using your power drill, always wear your work gloves, safety goggles, and protective clothing. Your gloves will protect you from contact with hot surfaces and drill shavings. Your safety goggles will protect your eyes from any particles or debris from drilling. A thick work jacket can work as protective clothing that will keep the rest of your body safe.

Turn the Drill Off Before Changing Drill Bits

Drill bits for your power drill  

Before you start drilling with a new drill bit, make sure that the drill is turned off, and the power cord is unplugged. You should never change drill bits with the power cord plugged. This will reduce the chances of accidents should you press the power button by mistake. Also, use the security latch whenever the drill is not in use.  

Make Sure the Drill Bit is Locked in Place Before Use

The chick is the mechanism that holds the drill bit in place. If you’re going to do some drilling, you have to make sure that the drill bit is locked in place. If the drills come loose, it can make for a dangerous situation in the middle of your project.

Use The Right Drill Bit for the Job

Depending on the material you’re going to drill, you may need a specific drill bit to get the job done right. Make sure you use the right drill bit for the job. This will make sure your drill remains in shape.

Clear Clogging Before Continuing to Drill

A drill bit.

Wood or metal shavings can clog the drill bit. Should there be any clogging, remove the shavings first and then continue to drill.

With these tips, you can make use of your drill more effectively and safely. For more information on drills bits and power saws, check out GilaTools.com!


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