Posted by Patrice Cummings at Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 - 02:04:48 AM in Power Tools
With the market being saturated with numerous brands of power tools, it can be a challenging choice to choose the right ones. Here are some standard areas of comparison that you need to keep in mind. They will also help you get the best deals on the tools you do decide to purchase.
As they use electricity and have fast-moving parts, exercising caution while using them is essential. To keep safe with power tools, you have to be aware of two major factors: the action of the tools and what powers them. Here are some tips that help you use Power Tools efficiently and effectively.
Almost any tool is available now as a cordless or battery operated model; with the improvements in batteries that have been made over the past decade, there is really no need now to use tools with cords that just get in the way and can be dangerous hazards. NiCads and lithiums are the most popular with lithium taking the lead and being the primary battery being manufactured fo most tools now. The main complaint with lithiums is that when they run out of power the just stop with no warning. Some of the manufacturers like DeWalt have started to address this issue by adding battery fuel gauge indicators to give the operator an idea of how the battery is powering down; not all batteries have this feature yet. Some of the companies have made huge strides in how the batteries charge. For example, Makita has a built-in shock absorbing feature and a built-in memory chip in the battery to communicate with the Optimum Charger to allow for a more efficient charge during the charging process to optimize the battery's life by actively controlling the current, voltage, and temperature; the charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery to increase the battery's life. One point to note when using these newer lithium batteries is if they become extremely hot, allow them to cool back down, and watch out that they do not get so hot that they explode.
You should also check for all the available accessories and attachments available for the equipment that you have selected and how easily they can be fixed to the tool. This will give a wide range or versatility of the different jobs the tool will be able to do. The job specification is also an important consideration as it determines the optimal range specifications of the tool to be selected. The room for movement at the work site is also an important deliberation as it guides you on whether to get a wired or a cordless power tool.
Do some research and set a budget. Spending too much and spending too little are common missteps in finding the best power tool, and its definitely an easy mistake to make; if you have a limit already in mind, you're much more likely to stick to it. It is important to remember though, that cheap and expensive power tools are cheap and expensive for a reason. The expression "you get what you pay for," is perhaps at its most true in the tool industry.