Posted by Justine Mendez at Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 - 01:28:07 AM in Power Tools
Almost any tool is available now as a cordless or battery operated model; with the improvements in batteries that have been made over the past decade, there is really no need now to use tools with cords that just get in the way and can be dangerous hazards. NiCads and lithiums are the most popular with lithium taking the lead and being the primary battery being manufactured fo most tools now. The main complaint with lithiums is that when they run out of power the just stop with no warning. Some of the manufacturers like DeWalt have started to address this issue by adding battery fuel gauge indicators to give the operator an idea of how the battery is powering down; not all batteries have this feature yet. Some of the companies have made huge strides in how the batteries charge. For example, Makita has a built-in shock absorbing feature and a built-in memory chip in the battery to communicate with the Optimum Charger to allow for a more efficient charge during the charging process to optimize the battery's life by actively controlling the current, voltage, and temperature; the charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery to increase the battery's life. One point to note when using these newer lithium batteries is if they become extremely hot, allow them to cool back down, and watch out that they do not get so hot that they explode.
In sum, while power equipments were created to help make life a little easier, their risks simply cannot be ignored.As they are designed to powerfully cut, plane, drill and shred, and safeguards have been included for a reason. Experience and constant vigilance are necessary for the proper use and safety of all power tools. However, accidents are frequent and often catastrophic, so contact a lawyer if you are injured by a power tool to make sure your legal rights are protect. Next time you reach for that power tool, make sure you review the safety guidelines provided in the instruction manual, and consider the important safety precautions outlined in this article. Lastly, if a power tool accident does occur, make sure you contact an experienced personal injury law firm in your area.
The electric drill was regarded by most as the first powered hand tool. The first electric drill was patented in Australia on 20th August 1889 an attributed to Arthur James Arnot. This first drill was primarily intended for heavy industrial use and was invented before most communities were even supplied with electricity. In 1917, Black and Decker introduced and patented the pistol grip and also the trigger switch familiar on most products available today. This was the basis of the modern electric drill and later models were soon shipped in thousands. 1961 saw the first battery powered drill and as technology improves and prices fall we are now in a position where the battery powered drills have taken over from the corded big brother.
Founded in 1915 in Japan, the Makita Corporation has also staked its reputation on cordless, battery-powered power tools - most notably, the hand-held drill, which Makita introduced in 1978. Nine years later, the company had a full arsenal of cordless, professional-grade power tools for contractors. Today, Makita manufactures over 350 different power tools, both portable and stationary, and the pronounced teal color emblazoned on all of their tools is often mimicked by others trying to capitalize on Makita's reliable name.
Another way is to buy a 'bundle' of tools together; this may also be referred to as a 'combo' deal or package. This is when two or more tools are boxed together with a certain amount of savings. This savings increases with the number and types of pieces included. One thing to think about here is which tools are ones that you will actually put to use; if you never use one of these tools, you are wasting your money on its purchase. You could think ahead as to what projects that you will be doing; many of the specialty tools can actually save you valuable time by doing special jobs quicker, more efficiently, and with higher quality results. Take the reciprocating saw. You could use another type of saw depending what materials you would be working with like a hack saw, keyhole saw, or a general hand saw, but by using the reciprocating saw, the job is done in no time with a much cleaner cut. Another example is the rotary hammer which is excellent to use when you work with a project dealing with concrete. You may want to drill in some holes which would take forever using other means. See how much time and money you can save with this tool. Yes, you could go out and rent one, but if you have it right in your power tool box, then you save the time, gas, and money it takes you to run off your job to rent one. So think about those projects that you have coming up in the future. These combo deals can be anywhere from a couple of tools to fifteen tools or more. There are many different assortments of the tools within these different combos to pick from, so choose the one which fits your needs. The battery-powered tool bundles usually come with several batteries and a charger or two depending on the size of the bundle. This way of buying tools can save you a bundle in the long run and resulting in you always having the right tool for the right job on hand.