Posted by Luella Brewer at Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 - 02:19:32 AM in Power Tools
Also lighting was an issue. It’s best to do some things in natural light. Because of the time I had chosen to do this (sometimes I was forced)…The sun was only up for a limited time which also hampered my efforts. In short…it got dark too soon. As my natural light faded, so did my productivity. Artificial lighting cast too many shadows and made it increasingly more difficult and hazardous to work. Don’t work with artificial light unless you absolutely must.
Although my terrace is covered, it is still outside, which means it’s more susceptible to the external elements. Firstly, I chose to do this project during the coldest and wettest time of the year. Needless to say I was a slave to weather conditions. It could be wonderful weather the first half of the day and terrible the next half or visa versa. I always had to be ready to act immediately depending on the weather condition. If you are an avid do it yourselfer, I you must do a project/job during these unfavorable conditions, try to find something to do inside or away from external elements. Based on my negative experiences, it’s not worth the hassle.
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.
If you can think back to using an old hand saw or manual tool, you can remember how hard it was cutting materials. Not only was it difficult to cut the material, but cutting an item in a straight line was virtually impossible.
First, jot down what jobs or projects that you have coming up and those that you anticipate in the future. Next to each one, put down what type of tools you will need especially when it comes to making your jobs easier. Finally make a final list of individual tools that you would like to buy starting at the top for the one you would use the most to the bottom as the least used tool.