Posted by Patrice Cummings at Thursday, December 31st, 2020 - 01:41:48 AM in Power Tools
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.
Handheld power tools can make work so much easier in industries. They are convenient since one can walk around holding them and be able to do their work uninterrupted. This is why one should also be careful as this can also pose a huge danger to the user. However, these tools are not merely an insular solution to the user as it is also a way to increase effectiveness in more ways than one.
Tool warranties are often an underrated asset. Having a good warranty with your tool usually means you're buying from a company that entirely trusts their product will satisfy you - this is a good feeling to carry with you on the job. Most industrial manufacturers include a one year warranty on corded power tools, batteries and chargers, and a three year warranty on cordless tools. Of course, this is only standard - some manufactures offer less and some much more. Hitachi includes a ten year warranty on most of their cordless lithium-ion line.
Since most power tools are intended to last a long time, you should find the availability of replacement parts. You ought to learn about customer support. It could be over the phone, by mail, or on the internet. It is important that customer support is available to you in the event you have questions, feed-back, or complaints about your purchase. Brands who have been in business for a very long time are likely to stay around down the road when you need a new part on your tool.
Before using any power tool, wear safety goggles or safety glasses with shields which have been approved nationally. If there are many wood chips or dusty conditions, make sure you wear a dust mask. If you are working in a noisy environment, wear ear protection such as ear plugs. Those using power tools should refrain from wearing loose clothing or any dangling jewelry that can catch on the tool. Make sure your hair is tied back and does not interfere with the power tools.