Demolition done right

9 tips to match tools to the task
Published on Mar 18, 2011

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If your next home improvement project requires a little bit of demolition first, it's nothing to be concerned about. Proper demolition requires choosing the right tools -- most of which you probably already have in your toolbox -- and using some simple safety precautions and a good dose of common sense. Here are some suggestions for matching the tools to the task at hand.

Personal protection: First and foremost, match your personal protective gear to the demolition work you're doing. For any cutting operations, wear an approved pair of safety glasses. If you're generating dust, wear a dust mask or a respirator. Use gloves for protection against sharp materials, and wear the proper shoes and clothing.

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