Power Tools Buying Guide

Posted by lumfia sf on September 12th, 2021

Call Tim the Toolman, because it\\\'s tool buying time. There is something about power tools that gets the average male excited. The roar and torque. The untold potential. And the relief of getting rid of your well worn, but past it current tradesmans tools. So if you are new to the construction game, or are just after some advice from the experts before you spend your hard earned cash then read on.


Before you even get near a tool store, or even pick up a catalogue it is important to set your price range. You don\\\'t want to waltz into a tool store and buy the biggest and best tool with all of the features, and then be regretting the purchase. There are a lot of features on modern power tools, and if you are not a do-it-all tradesman, there is a fair chance that you will not need them all. If you own a business then do your research to establish what tax exemptions you can use, as this may allow you to increase your price range. So set your price range, and then start looking. https://www.ukplanettools.co.uk/handtools/measuring-levelling-tools/laser-level/


Different brands have different warranty laser levels. As is expected the cheaper brands generally have a shorter and more restricted policy, whereas the more expensive and reliable brands, like Festool have a longer policy. Some power tools shops also have additional extended warranty options which allow you to extend the warranty. This is a great option for tradesman and regular users of their tools. Research also what the warranty includes, as some warranty policies do not include any commercial activity, but only private use. Also make sure that any store that you buy from has a return policy, so that you can make sure that the tool suits your personal needs in the environment that you are going to use it.

Power Source

Cordless power tools offer great convenience. They can easily access hard to reach areas and modern technological advances mean that you do not need to sacrifice any torque. Additionally there are new ranges of power tools, including Ryobi, that allow you to swap your battery packs throughout your entire tool range. The issue with this is if you still have good working tools that do not fit the same battery. But if you are starting a new company and you are buying a new range, then this could be a good option for you.

Cordless power drills come in a variety of power ranges, from the weak 7v up to the powerful 33v ranges. For most jobs a 14v power drill is suitable. If you are smelling burning during use of your power tool, this means that it is to heavy under load, and you are ill-equipped. The cooling system in the tool is being overworked, and this will drastically reduce the lifespan of the tool.

Area Of Use

Establish where you are primarily going to use your power tool, and its main purpose. Are you going to stirring concrete, cutting plywood or polishing a car. The most important step in choosing a power tool is establishing what tasks you are going to use it for. Once you decide which tasks you want to complete, you will then be able to decide whether you need one tool, or a tool with accessories, or multiple tools. Do your research first, and you will save frustration in the future.

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