Posted by Janell Reese at Thursday, November 19th, 2020 - 01:58:51 AM in Power Tools
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.
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.
Make sure you understand how to use the tools before starting any project. However, if the job is complicated, it is advisable you hire a contractor who can complete the project professionally.
Some tools come as brushless models now. This increases the efficiency of the motor and cuts down on the maintenance by not having to replace the brushes as they wear down. Keep an eye out for the tools with special clutches that release when the tool binds; this will save replacing your clutch and motor, thereby extending the tool's life.
The Delta company has changed hands several times since it was founded by Herbert Tautz in 1919 in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin garage. Tautz focused on small tools but when Delta was purchased by Rockwell in 1945, the company made a profitable shift to the stationary tools - like planers and bench sanders - it's renowned for today. Delta isn't the only name this line has carried, however; Rockwell enveloped the company on takeover before selling it to Pentair, which re-introduced the Delta name before selling out to Black & Decker in 2004.