Posted by Patrice Cummings at Thursday, December 31st, 2020 - 01:41:48 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.
The quality of the tools which you purchase can vary considerably. Unless you really cannot afford good quality tools or you just need something to get the job done now and don't want to rent a tool, you should really think about buying for the tool's quality. This is because a well-maintained tool can last for many years, if not your lifetime. The actual cost of the tool spread out over that many years will end up being less costly over the long run as opposed to having to buy several of the same lower quality tools in the same time period. This is why things like the previously mentioned anti-binding clutch-motors, vibration reduction, and battery-charger efficiency and cooling features are so important to extend the life of your new tools while making maintenance easier like with the brushless features and being more efficient at the same time.
Price of a product, is the first thing which catches our eye, isn't it? It really does not matter if the tool is equipped with class leading features, or any other segment first's, if it is priced at a higher side, more than what you have contemplated upon, we would recommend you to move on. There are a lot of brands, shouldering to attract customers eye and, in this frenzy of comprehensive competence, we are sure you will be able to crack a more lucrative deal.
Choosing a power tool that best suits your specific needs can be a rough process, but it's one that certainly deserves your time and attention. Using the wrong power tool can be a completely deflating, disappointing experience - save yourself a world heartache by simply remembering these steps to find the right tool for you:
Also lighting was an issue. It’s best to do some things in natural light. Because of the time I had chosen to do this (sometimes I was forced)…The sun was only up for a limited time which also hampered my efforts. In short…it got dark too soon. As my natural light faded, so did my productivity. Artificial lighting cast too many shadows and made it increasingly more difficult and hazardous to work. Don’t work with artificial light unless you absolutely must.