Posted by Sallie Velazquez at Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - 01:16:14 AM in Power Tools
A.F. Siebert founded the Milwaukee Electric Tool Company one year later in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known for manufacturing heavy-duty power tools, Milwaukee is best know for the 'Sawzall,' one of the most widely-used reciprocating saws in the world. Like their power tool manufacturing competition, Milwaukee currently produces portable and stationary power tools like circular saws, drills, band saws, grinders and sanders - over 500 different models in all. Unlike their competition, many of Milwaukee's power tools are released in both 120 and 230 volt models, drawing the line between household and commercial/industrial power.
In addition to price tag, over the top operational expenses, for instance, essentials and accessories should also be taken into consideration. Depending on the brand of power tool, these essentials might be sandpaper, belts, blades, bits and other miscellaneous items. Hence, cost of these add-ons should also be monitored, before finalising upon a power tool. Take note that cost of these accessories; vary from one tool manufacturer to another.
Since most power tools are intended to last a long time, you should find the availability of replacement parts. You ought to learn about customer support. It could be over the phone, by mail, or on the internet. It is important that customer support is available to you in the event you have questions, feed-back, or complaints about your purchase. Brands who have been in business for a very long time are likely to stay around down the road when you need a new part on your tool.
Also lighting was an issue. It’s best to do some things in natural light. Because of the time I had chosen to do this (sometimes I was forced)…The sun was only up for a limited time which also hampered my efforts. In short…it got dark too soon. As my natural light faded, so did my productivity. Artificial lighting cast too many shadows and made it increasingly more difficult and hazardous to work. Don’t work with artificial light unless you absolutely must.
Tool warranties are often an underrated asset. Having a good warranty with your tool usually means you're buying from a company that entirely trusts their product will satisfy you - this is a good feeling to carry with you on the job. Most industrial manufacturers include a one year warranty on corded power tools, batteries and chargers, and a three year warranty on cordless tools. Of course, this is only standard - some manufactures offer less and some much more. Hitachi includes a ten year warranty on most of their cordless lithium-ion line.