When was the last time you looked at your tools?
Inspect power tools on a regular basis. Look over the tools’ power cords and plugs for any sign of damage. If you find signs of excessive wear and tear, take tools out of commission until they’ve been properly repaired.
Maintain awareness during electrical tool use as well. If a tool starts to overheat, smoke, give off a burning smell or shock you on contact, discontinue use immediately — a reminder from North Arkansas Electric Co-op.