Posted by Raquel Calhoun at Friday, December 04th, 2020 - 01:29:01 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.
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.
Personally, I have an experience I’d like to express in this article that entails using power tools to accomplish a personal project/job. I took on this job, not to challenge myself, but because if needed to be done. In my opinion, do it yourselfers like me should always weigh whether a job needs to be done against if it’s just another thing you are doing to fill your time.
Since the ancient Egyptians began using a hand-powered lathe centuries ago, man has striven to make arduous building and assembling tasks easier, quicker, and more efficient through power tools. We've come a long way from those sand-covered turning machines, but the end goal is no different from our desert-dwelling ancestors. Today, nearly every home in every industrialized country houses and uses power tools.
The choice of what power tools to get is different for each one of us because we each have individual needs depending on what jobs or products we work on. Take the time beforehand to figure out what you really need instead of impulse buying. Maybe even buying a group of power tools together like a combo deal or bundled package could help you out over the long term. Remember quality performance power tools are an investment.