17 Safety Rules for Cordless Drills

  1. Hold cordless drill by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tools may contact hidden wiring.
  2. Wear ear protectors when using the cordless drill for extended periods.
  3. Always use auxiliary handle for maximum control over torque reaction or kick-back.
  4. Always wear safety goggles or eye protection when using cordless drill.
  5. Use a dust mask or respirator for applications which generate dust.
  6. Use thick cushioned gloves and limit the exposure time by taking frequent rest periods.
  7. Secure the material being drilled. Never hold it in your hand or across legs.
  8. Disconnect battery pack from cordless drill or place the switch in the locked or off position before making any assembly, adjustments or changing accessories.
  9. Position yourself to avoid being caught between the tool or side handle and walls or posts.
  10. If the bit becomes bound in the workpiece, release the trigger immediately, reverse the direction of rotation and slowly squeeze the trigger to back out the bit.
  11. Do not grasp the tool or place your hands too close to the spinning chuck or drill bit.
  12. When installing a drill bit, insert the shank of the bit well within the jaws of the chuck.
  13. Do not use dull or damaged bits and accessories.
  14. When removing the bit from the tool avoid contact with skin and use proper protective gloves when grasping the bit or accessory.
  15. Check to see that keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from the drill before switching the tool "ON
  16. Do not run the cordless drill while carrying it at your side.

These rules are part of rules from the user manual for Bosch cordless drill. So the last and main rule: Rule 17 - read the user manual carefully, and follow the instructions. Good luck and happy drilling!



  1. Nice rules! Especially N17 :)
    Thank you

    on September 25, 2008 at 1:43 AM