Posted by Maryellen Robbins at Monday, November 16th, 2020 - 02:02:43 AM in Power Tools
Another example are saws. There are many types like circular saws, reciprocating saws, jig saws, band saws, cut-out tools, multi-tools, and chain saws to choose from depending on your needs. Here again there is a saw that fits the needs of different situations. If you use the proper one for the job, you will spend less time on the job and not have to do more work to clean a rough job up afterwards. Believe it or not I have seen some folks do demolition work with a chain saw and ruin the chain when it hit nails, whereas, a reciprocating saw with the right blade would cut through that like butter.
One way is to keep an eye out for sales at hardware, big box, or specialty stores. Sometimes the store brands will give you sufficient quality for what you need. Most times you may have to wait a while until these stores put the items that you are looking for on sale. If you do a little research, you may see a trend where certain tools go on sale at specific times during the year. Some of these may be associated with certain holidays like Father's Day, Memorial Day weekend (in the U.S. this is because many folks start their outdoor projects then) and the Chanukah-Christmas season. Just keep checking out fliers and ads for your special tools in the mail & newspapers and on the Internet.
There are a few good ways to get your performance power tools at more reasonable prices while maintaining the quality of the tools themselves. The few things that you want to concentrate on when you are deciding on your purchases are which tools you need, the performance that the tools offer, and the equipment's quality for maintenance and long life.
Determine your preference between cordless and corded power. It's best to understand the limitations and benefits of both types before making this distinction - corded power ensures a constant power source and eliminates hassling with chargers and batteries, it also tends to be more powerful and lightweight. They are, however, tethered to a wall which means limited mobility, use, and strained power with the use of extension cords. Cordless tools, on the other hand, can go anywhere you can go, and with always improving battery technology, they are a powerful, reliable source of portable power with no hassle of a dangling cord.
Unplug the tool before changing bits, accessories or attachments. Remember to check what is behind something for possible electrical wiring or pipes in your path. If you see wires, then you should disconnect them and the power source. Avoid water pipes and always hold the tool by the insulated grasping surfaces.