Posted by Serena Rodriquez at Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 - 02:00:02 AM in Power Tools
A power tool is an extension of your hands, like Edward Scissor Hands. If you have the right tool and a quality tool, you can create or fix just about anything. One important questions you need to ask yourself is, "What kind of user am I ?" If you are a light homeowner user, you can get away with a less expensive brand such as Black and Decker. A light homeowner user probably will not put a lot of use and abuse on the tools and power is not a big deal. Remember more power usually means more weight in the tool. Black and Decker designs their tools for the light homeowner use. They are quality built and inexpensive.
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 other simple ways to keep safe using power tools. Wearing long sleeved shirts can protect arms and close tied shoes that could protect against any falling heavy objects. You should have a phone handy should you have an accident and need to go to hospital. Another essential tip is to make sure that you actually spend time learning how to use the equipment. It will not hurt to take time out and read the instructions on how to use each piece of equipment. For general safety precautions make sure tools are put away safely and nothing is left sticking out or loose on the floor.
If you are not a light home owner use, but aren't a serious user, Craftsman makes an exceptional tool. Craftsman actually has other companies make these tools for them; you can see their manufactures through the source code. Craftsman makes a good quality tool that has a lot of features and good power. Plus they have a great return policy if something happens or you are dissatisfied with the tool.
The project in question is the completion of a tiling job to my covered terrace. The previous owners of this home seemed to be avid tillers. There was tile in virtually every room. The terrace that I was tiling was only about half way done, which made it look totally unfinished. It seems that these folks probably had tile left over after a job and used it when and where they could. In this case it appears that they had enough to start the job, but not finish it. So to finish it correctly…I initially tried to find a matching tile, but was unable to. No matter where I went, I couldn’t find the right color, size or texture. It’s possible that these were specially ordered.