Drilling works are ones of the most important works in manufacturing industry. However, drilling works contain many kind of hazards, especially when drilling on metal.
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In addition, following safety tips below will help you doing drilling on metal safer, faster and easier.
Tips #1 Select the correct drill tools
Do not ignore quality when selecting the type of drilling tools or milling tools. Purchase only from trusted supplier.
Tips #2 Always wear appropriate PPE
Tips #3 Use A Drill Board
A drill board or drill base is used as a frame and guide for the drilling work. It is also called sacrificial board that is used to make sure that the drill bit will not tear up the hole.
Tips #4 Hold the Corded Drill on Its Handle
Do not hold or hang corded drills from their cables because this will break the cables or cause short circuits.
Tips #5 Use Waterproof Cordless Drill
Using cordless drill is safer than corded drill when potential water splash or spills may happen. If you use corded drill and water comes onto it, immediately unplug the power to avoid short circuits. But, this will not be a problem if you use waterproof cordless drills.
Tips #6 Use A Hammer to Make A Marking Before Drilling
This is done to avoid the drill from skidding or slipping. In addition, with too much pressure on the drill will also result the same.
Tips #7 Do Not Use Hand to Metal When Drilling
Instead, use a clamp to keep the metal stable that will be drilled. It is very dangerous to use hand to hold the metal since it will hurt your hand.