How to Use a Yard Edger Safely

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Keeping your limbs and eyes safe while using a yard edger are discussed in this free educational video series. View Video Transcript

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Hi! My name is Matthew Christian from Tampa, Florida and on behalf of Expert Village, today I would like to talk to you about the proper use and maintenance of a yard edger. Let's take a moment and talk about safety. When working with a hand tool or power tool, it is always a good idea to practice good safety habits. What I mean by that is we are going to be using a gas powered yard tool in a moment. It is a good to one, protect your ears. Here is a pair of neoprene ear plugs. You squish them, stick them in your ear and they will protect your hearing from the loud motor. Also a pair of gloves. When using the machine for a period of time, you may callus your hands so protect your hands with a good pair of gloves. Also since we are doing yard work and some dust what not is going to be kicked up in the air, I suggest using a particle or dust mask. Then last but not least, a good pair of safety glasses. Again, we are using a yard tool that is going to be throwing things around. You don't want a piece of debris getting in your eyes. Worst case scenario, it could potentially damage your eyes or blind you. Get yourself a pair of safety glasses and wear them while you are using them as well.