Posted by Sheila Sampson at Saturday, December 12th, 2020 - 01:26:47 AM in Power Tools
Sometimes you may want to just get away from some other situation, and having a project/job to do may just be the right thing at the right time. Wrapping your mind and body around something physical can be the temporary escape you need. Granted, its not gonna solve any problems, but it will allow you to get away for a while…and that may be all the time you need.
Just recently, I had to have some work performed at my home, and when I looked in the local yellow pages for a craftsman, I was surprised to see independent businesses that from their own admission, not been in business long, offering the same or similar service as the more well known and established businesses. For my own peace of mind I went with an older business, but that may change as time and needs progresses.
Always keep owner and operation manuals close at hand and refer to them if you have questions. Make sure you turn the tool completely off when it is not in use. Check for loose power cord connections or any damage in the cord, which can cause electrocution.
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.
Best known for the Skilsaw they invented in 1924, the Skil power tool company evolved out of the Michel Electric Handsaw Company when they entered the power tool market. Fueled by the ingenious circular saw invention, the company elevated itself to the upper echelon of the small power tool industry with jig saws, grinders, sanders, and a whole slew of handheld, cordless power tools. In 1996, the Bosch company purchased Skil but still keeps its power tools on shelves worldwide as one of the most popular power tool lines on Earth.