Posted by Lynne Skinner at Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 - 01:31:38 AM in Power Tools
My recommendation is to give serious thought to how external elements might affect your project. And adjusting your project time to a more favorable season…may be a good decision…”JUST DO IT”, may not be the best phrase in this type of endeavor. Getting started on a project at the wrong time might hamper on entirely hinder your efforts and put a negative spin on other projects you might want to personally do.
Bear in mind the cost is more than just the purchase price. Take the cost of necessities under consideration too. Depending on the type of tool you have, these necessities can be sandpaper, belts, blades, bits, or perhaps a number of additional things. Alternative components are also something to think about.
If you are a serious home user or contractor, go with a good brand name such as Milwaukee, Dewalt, Bosch, Porter Cable or Makita. These manufactures pride themselves on making the best tool. They are constantly putting money into their research and development process to make these tools even better. These professional power tools cost more, but they are made with better technology and materials. They also have a better design that causes less fatigue on the user. Not to mention that these tools are made to last a life time.
Lastly, if you can, it's good to hold the tool before you buy it. Simply being able to feel the tool in your hands to ensure comfort and functionality can be a big indicator of whether the tool is a good fit. Some manufacturers also offer a (around 30 day) Satisfaction Guarantee - this allows you to use the tool once or twice before determining if you're entirely happy with the investment.
The last way is to start off with a smaller bundled set. Here this is in relation to power tools that are battery-powered. This first set will usually come with one or preferably two batteries; this way you can buy another if you see that the single battery doesn't last long enough for your projects, so you can have one battery charging while you are using the other one. Also as your needs for more specific tools grow, you can add more tools by buying what are called 'bare tools'. This is when you purchase a tool that does not come with a battery, thereby saving you quite a bit in the cost of that power tool. This is something to be careful of when you compare ads; many times the cost is amazingly cheap considering what you would expect and most of the time that is due to the battery not being included. This is not a bad thing. In fact, this is an excellent thing. This way you can purchase tools that you may not have expected to anticipate that you needed at a more reasonable cost for your power tool box.