Posted by Darcy Jarvis at Wednesday, December 02nd, 2020 - 01:38:01 AM in Power Tools
A power tool is an extension of your hands, like Edward Scissor Hands. If you have the right tool and a quality tool, you can create or fix just about anything. One important questions you need to ask yourself is, "What kind of user am I ?" If you are a light homeowner user, you can get away with a less expensive brand such as Black and Decker. A light homeowner user probably will not put a lot of use and abuse on the tools and power is not a big deal. Remember more power usually means more weight in the tool. Black and Decker designs their tools for the light homeowner use. They are quality built and inexpensive.
The word "power equipment" usually applies to the types of tools that are powered by one of the following power sources: electric, pneumatic, liquid fuel, hydraulic, and powder-actuated. However, as portable, electric hand tools become more and more powerful and popular, the same precautions should be taken when operating these devices.
In the old days when cabinet makers etc. cut material, they used what was available to them during their day to both make the job easier and more precise.
Just recently, I had to have some work performed at my home, and when I looked in the local yellow pages for a craftsman, I was surprised to see independent businesses that from their own admission, not been in business long, offering the same or similar service as the more well known and established businesses. For my own peace of mind I went with an older business, but that may change as time and needs progresses.
Ears also need protecting when using loud noisey tools. The sound of power tools, especially notoriously loud ones like drills, can seriously damage your hearing if you are right next to them and are not wearing any protective foam ear plugs. These ear plugs do not cost very much and should be worn to reduce high decibel levels from noisy tools.