# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 887346045

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the safe use of power tools.

Definition

Demonstration should include types of power tools encountered in agricultural mechanics.

Demonstration should emphasize the correct use, hazards, precautions, and maintenance procedures associated with each, in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and government regulations. Power tools could include
  • air impact gun
  • air hammer
  • air ratchet
  • air drill
  • electric drill
  • electric grinder.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the purpose of a dead man switch and/or kill switch on power tools?
  • What is the purpose of an emergency stop (e-stop) or emergency power off (EPO) on power tools?
  • How should adjustments be made to power tools?
  • Why is training on the use of a power tool necessary before using it?