Hand Tool Tips

Consider your working environment

Do not expose tools to the rain.

If using tools in side, ensure your work area is well lit and that you are working in a well ventilated space.

Keep children and pets away from the work area.

Take care when using tools with blades and sharp edges.

Dress appropriately

Do not wear loose fitting clothes or jewellery when using tools.

Protective gloves, eyewear and ear protection along with non-slip sturdy footwear are all recommended.

Tie back long hair to avoid getting caught up whilst using the tools.

Use a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty.

Do not over stretch

Always keep a safe footing and maintain your balance when using tools. Maintain an upright stance to avoid unnecessary back strain and do not stay in the same position for long periods of time, and take regular breaks.

Have tools repaired by a qualified person

Should your tool need to be repaired, repairs should only be carried out by qualified persons.

Only use Spear & Jackson approved spare parts.

Storing tools

When not in use, tools should be stored in a safe and secure place, out of the reach of children.

Do not force tools

Tools last longer and operate better when used within their designed operating limits.

Always check the tool's specification before use.

Check for damage prior to use

Before using any tool, check that it is not damaged and that no parts are missing.

Do not use any tool that appears to be damaged.

Stay Alert

Never operate tools when you are tired, after drinking alcohol or taking drugs.

Maintaining tools

Keep tools clean for better, longer and safer performance.

Follow all instructions regarding lubrication and changing of accessories and parts

Accessories & spare parts

Only use Spear & Jackson approved accessories or attachments.

Always refer to the instruction leaflet prior to use of any accessory.


Please dispose of any tool responsibly at the end of it's working life.

Please Do not dispose of tools as household waste.

Help to protect the environment.

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