Safety & Training Short - Striking ToolsFebruary 08, 2019There are some general rules that apply to almost all hammers and other striking tools. Never use a striking tool for any purpose other than that for which it was intended. Never use a striking tool with a loose or damaged handle or with a mushroomed head or dull cutting edge. Conditions vary, but it can never hurt to wear goggles when using striking tools.
Some other rules that apply particularly to hammers are:
- Strike blow squarely - a glancing blow increases the chances of striking a finger or hand or chipping the head of the hammer.
- Never strike with the side of the hammer.
- Never strike another hammer.
- Always wear safety goggles when hammering.
- When striking chisels, punches, wedges, etc., the hammer face should be larger than the head of the struck tool.
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