Posted by Gwen Romero at Monday, December 21st, 2020 - 03:47:10 AM in Power Tools
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.
Other considerations when choosing the appropriate tool to use include the power source and the speed specification. Different tools use different power sources such as electricity, battery or fuel and hence the proper tool should be selected depending on the available power source. Different machines operate at different speeds depending on the work they are designed to perform for example a combination hammer has a high speed that delivers a high impact force and is ideal for chiseling or drilling in hard concrete walls.
You may also consider manufacturer. Some craftsmen are loyal to one brand or another and some brands are certainly better than others (this difference usually reflects in pricing). Favoring one manufacture(s) over another can more precisely define and simplify your search. Additionally, just as all craftsmen have a specialty, so do manufacturers. Certain brands build the very best of a certain tool - for example, Milwaukee in known for producing some of the absolute best reciprocating saws, and Bosch for the best jigsaws. The master behind each type of power tool can usually be found with just a bit of research.
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.
It is a smart move to purchase a specific model and brand only once you have physically examined it and touched it. Is it too heavy? Does it seem to delicate for any task you plan to do with it? How noisy is it? Does it fit adequately in your hands? These features are all extremely important and will affect how compatible the power tool is perfect for you.