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Power Tools 

  • Band Saws
    Riversdale Clocks | When woodworking throws you a curve, band saws steps up to the plate.
  • Routers
    Riversdale Clocks | Fixed and plunge base routers, We've got the perfect router for every job.
  • Table Saws
    Riversdale Clocks | Cabinet saws, hybrid table saws, contractor saws and portable table saws. You'll find the perfect saw for your woodworking style and budget.

A power tool is a tool powered by an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, a steam engine, compressed air, direct burning of fuels and propellants, or even natural power sources like wind or moving water. Power tools are classified as either stationary or portable, where portable means handheld.

They are used in industry, in construction, and around the house for driving, drilling, cutting, shaping, sanding, grinding, polishing, painting, and heating. Stationary power tools for metalworking are usually called machine tools. The term machine tool is not usually applied to stationary power tools for woodworking, although such usage is occasionally heard, and in some cases, such as drill presses and bench grinders, exactly the same tool is used for both woodworking and metalworking.

Stationary power tools are prized not only for their speed, but for their accuracy.
A table saw not only cuts faster than a hand saw, but the cuts are smoother, straighter and more square than even the most skilled man can do with a hand saw. Lathes produce truly round objects that cannot be made in any other way.

Common power tools include the drill, various types of saws, the router, the electric sander, and the lathe.

The term power tool is also used in a more general sense, meaning a technique for greatly simplifying a complex or difficult task.


We know at Riversdale Clocks while power tools are extremely helpful, they also produce gratuitous amounts of noise and vibrations. Using power tools without hearing protection over a long period of time can put a person at risk for hearing loss. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recommended that a person should not be exposed to noise at or above 85 dB, for the sake of hearing loss prevention.
Most power tools, including drills, circular saws, belt sanders, and chainsaws, operate at sound levels above the 85 dB limit, some even reaching over 100 dB.
NIOSH strongly recommends wearing hearing protection while using these kinds of power tools.

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