# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Small Engine Technology II Task 230397547

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the safe use of power tools.

Definition

Demonstration should include the various types of power tools (including pneumatic and electric tools) encountered in the small engine technology field. Discussion should emphasize the correct use, the hazards, the precautions, and the maintenance procedures associated with each, in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and government regulations. Power tools should include

  • air impact gun
  • air hammer
  • air ratchet
  • air drill
  • drop light
  • electric drill
  • electric grinder.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the purpose of a dead man switch on power tools?
  • When should adjustments be made to power tools?
  • Why is training on the use of a power tool necessary before using it?