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Making repairs around the house can save you money — but that will be of little comfort if an injury forces you to take time off work or to seek medical care. The tools you use for home repairs — hammers, saws, nails, shovels, ladders and power tools — can be dangerous if you don’t handle them properly. Even careful people have accidents. But if you want to tackle the project yourself, take care. Here are some key tips for fixing things around your home without having to make a trip to your local emergency room.