With the advancement of technology, power tools have become much more affordable. This has resulted in a spike in DIY projects across the USA.
While power tools may be cheaper nowadays, they are still expected to meet safety regulations. Most manufacturers take this seriously, but unfortunately, some fall short.
What are some of the most common power tool defects?
Some projects require more work than others. Putting up a shelf may not result in a lot of pressure being put on power tools. Lengthy projects mean that the power tool has to work harder.
Overheating is a real issue for power tools that have not been manufactured to the required standard. This issue is particularly relevant when the battery in the tool is low quality. An overheated power tool is unsafe to use and it can cause fires and severe burn injuries.
Inadequate safety guards
All power tools should be fitted with safety guards. These guards provide extensive cover to the user should an accident occur. If a power tool is lacking safety guards or the structure of the safety guard has been compromised, the user is at risk.
Drills, grinders and other electrical tools with faulty safety guards all have the potential to cause serious injuries such as cuts, lacerations and even amputations.
If you’ve been injured by a faulty power tool, you may be able to hold the manufacturer to account. One possibility is to lodge a product liability claim under Pennsylvania personal injury laws. Seek legal guidance to find out more about your options.