Posted by Luella Brewer at Monday, November 23rd, 2020 - 02:10:32 AM in Power Tools
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.
Many hammer/impact type tools have built-in vibration controls, but many do not. That is one feature that varies across the board. Within a certain company, models that are almost identical may or may not have a vibration reduction feature, so if you want this feature, check the specific tool you are interested in very carefully.
One of the most important precautions that should be taken is to make sure that the exposed moving parts of the power tool is covered and safeguarded, including belts, gears, shafts, pulley, sprockets, spindles, drums, flywheels, and chains. The greatest hazard of power tools, however, is electric shock, so make sure the tool is properly grounded before it is powered on. Also, it is dangerous to use power tools in damp or wet locations, as moisture helps electricity flow more easily through the body. This is one of the reasons rubber gloves and footwear are recommended when working outdoors when it is wet or damp.
Remember that it does pay to get the extra quality if you can afford it right from the start. Your tools will perform better and will last much longer too. It is well worth it in the end and you will be happier with the way the performance power tools handle and give you the results that you desire.
The electric drill was regarded by most as the first powered hand tool. The first electric drill was patented in Australia on 20th August 1889 an attributed to Arthur James Arnot. This first drill was primarily intended for heavy industrial use and was invented before most communities were even supplied with electricity. In 1917, Black and Decker introduced and patented the pistol grip and also the trigger switch familiar on most products available today. This was the basis of the modern electric drill and later models were soon shipped in thousands. 1961 saw the first battery powered drill and as technology improves and prices fall we are now in a position where the battery powered drills have taken over from the corded big brother.