- Always use the correct type
and size tool for the job.
- Always keep your tools in
good working condition.
- Always wear safety goggles to
protect your eyes.
- Plastisol covered handles are
for user comfort-not electrical insulation.
- Never use a tool as a hammer
unless it's manufactured for that
- Never use a pipe extension or
other form of 'Cheater' to increase the leverage of
Select a wrench whose opening exactly
fits the bolt or nut.
- When possible, always pull on
a wrench handle and adjust your stance to prevent a
fall if sudden release occurs.
- To free a frozen nut bolt,
use a striking face wrench.
- Adjustable wrenches should be
tightly adjusted to the nut or bolt, and pulled so
that the force is on the side of the fixed jaw.
- Discard any wrench with a
bent handle or broken housing.
- Do not use a pipe wrench on
square stock, such as a pipe tap or extractor.
- Never use a pipe wrench to
bend, raise or lift a pipe.
- Never use hand sockets or
attachments on power tools.
- When using power/impact
sockets and attachments always use the appropriate
- Discard any C-Clamp that has
a bent frame or spindle.
- Never use a C-Clamp for
hoisting work or supporting a scaffold or platform
that may be used to hold
- Never use cold chisels for
cutting or splitting stone or concrete.
- Never use a dull punch or
chisel, or one with a mushroomed head.
- Discard any punch or chisel
if it is bent or shows dents, cracks, chips,
mushrooming or excessive
- Pliers should not be used for
cutting hardened wire unless specifically manufactured
for that purpose.
- Don't bend stiff wire with
- Needle nose pliers can be
damaged by using the tips to bend too large a wire.
- Use the correct size and type
of snips for the job.
- Don't try to cut sharp curves
with straight cut
- Make sure the tip fits the
slot of the screw-not too loose or tight.
- Don't use a screwdriver for
prying, punching, chiseling, scoring or scraping.
- Don't use a screwdriver (or
any other tool) near live electrical wires.
- Discard a screwdriver that
has a worn or broken
- Always select the proper
puller for the pulling job-always use a puller equal
to or larger than required.
- Always use hand tools on
puller, avoid the use of power tools.
- Always make sure that the
puller is aligned with the shaft, assuring a straight
pull during its
- A hammer blow should always
be struck squarely with hammer striking face parallel
with surface being struck.
- Always avoid glancing blow as
well as over and under strikes.
- When striking another tool
(chisel, punch, etc.), the striking face of hammer
should have a diameter approximately 3/8" larger than
the struck face of the tool.
- Never use one hammer to
strike another hammer or hatchet.
- Never use a striking or
struck tool with a loose or damaged handle.
- Discard any striking or
struck tool if the tool shows dents, cracks, chips,
mushrooming or excessive wear.
- Never regrind, weld or reheat