Posted by Staci Ratliff at Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 - 02:04:10 AM in Power Tools
My recommendation is to give serious thought to how external elements might affect your project. And adjusting your project time to a more favorable season…may be a good decision…”JUST DO IT”, may not be the best phrase in this type of endeavor. Getting started on a project at the wrong time might hamper on entirely hinder your efforts and put a negative spin on other projects you might want to personally do.
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.
The brief history just serves to illustrate the development of the drill and close on the heels of the drill were many other corded and cordless power tools. Mains powered devices operate on a variety of voltages 120v in the US and in Europe we operate on two voltages. We have 220-240v powered tools normally used in the home and for the less demanding applications whereas in the construction arena health and safety demands 110v units powered by 220-240v to 110v transformers. Battery powered tools use different battery types and operate at different voltages. The power screwdriver is the least demanding of the electrically operated tools in the power toolbox and may be supplied with as little as 3.6v batteries. The capability of the batteries has increased year by year as we have seen battery technology move gently from 9.6v to 36v such that we now have tools supplied with batteries rated at 12v, 14.4v, 18v, 24v and 36v. Needless to say the 36v tools are much more expensive than the 12v tools. The development in battery technology has been considerably more than just building larger battery packs. The latest batteries are Lithium-ion or Li-Ion batteries which enable more battery power to be delivered and batteries can be quickly recharged.
Before undergoing any do it yourself project, make sure you invest all of your options and read up on the project. If the project is relatively easy, you may want to buy a set of power tools to complete it yourself.
Choosing a power tool that best suits your specific needs can be a rough process, but it's one that certainly deserves your time and attention. Using the wrong power tool can be a completely deflating, disappointing experience - save yourself a world heartache by simply remembering these steps to find the right tool for you: