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5 Safety Tips for Working with Industrial Tools and Equipment

As an established industrial supply company, we've amassed quite a bit of knowledge and expertise surrounding the topic of safety. After all, the safety of our customers is our top priority. That being said, there are certain things that are out of our control once our tools and equipment leave our facility and begin being put to use in the field. To help ensure that you and your team remain assafe as possible and avoid any potentially serious and costly accidents, here are five critical safety tips to keep in mind.

Keep all tools in good, working condition.

When you first receive your tools, they should work perfectly - just as they were designed for. Over time, however, industrial tools and equipment that are not properly maintained can become hazardous. This is especially true with cutting tools. As such, we recommend establishing and implementing a formal maintenance policy. This will not only help to prevent potential accidents, but it will also help you to get the most out of your investment.

Always use the right tool for the job.

When it comes to industrial tools and equipment, the options are many. In a larger sized operation with a wide variety of tools, it can be tempting to grab the closest one, even if it's not necessarily ideal for the job at hand. But doing so could not only result in shoddy workmanship, it could also increase the likelihood of a safety incident. Make sure all team members understand that using only the right tool for the job is acceptable in your shop.

Perform audits and avoid using damaged tools.

Prior to use, it's wise to spend a few moments examining the tool at hand to ensure that it's still in good working order. This can help avoid potential mishaps once the tool is in use. In the event that any damage is discovered, the tool in question should be taken out of production and either repaired or replaced.

Only operate tools according to manufacturers' instruction.

Just as you should only use tools that are specifically designed for the job being performed, you should also only operate those tools as they were meant to be operated, per the manufacturers' instructions. Industrial tools and equipment can be very dangerous if not utilized in the proper manner. What's more, if the misuse results in damage to the tool, it could negate any warranties that may exist. If you're unsure of how to use a certain tool, contact your industrial supplycompany for assistance.

Use appropriate protective gear.

Anyone operating industrial tools or equipment should be outfitted with the appropriate safety gear, such as gloves or goggles. Again, if you are unsure about which type of gear is necessary for protection with each tool, the industrial supply company with whom you work should be able to provide guidance. Remember -when it comes to safety, you can never be too careful.

Do you have questions or concerns about your tools or equipment? Contact us today. We're happy to help!

Florida Local Stock Over 24,000 Items Available From Local Stock

We stock over 24,000 items in our Largo Florida Location all available online for local pick up or same day shipping (UPS Ships ups to 6pm for Ground for Next Day delivery in Florida). We specialize in Industrial Cutting Tools like Reamers, End Mills, Threading Taps & Dies, Indexable, Boring, Tool Holding and much more. Our Website offers live local stock check and real time ordering at very competitive prices.

Factory Stock Over 620,000 Items Available From Factory Stock

We offer a very good Selection of Well known Brands of Industrial Manufacturers like Melin Tool Co, YG-1, Micro-100, Monster Tool, Loc-Line, CGW and Much More. We only sell directly from our Manufacturer's no 3rd party sourcing. Most of our featured suppliers feed our website their factory stock so you can be assured we can fill orders in a timely manner.