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Power Tool Introduction

A power tool is indispensable to any workshop, whether home-based or industrial.

In many cases, it becomes an extension of your hands when you have to do serious work. But these vigorous implements do not come cheap, so you want to be able to buy the ones that not only give you the best value, but are also perfect for your needs and requirements.

Read on to understand more about these powerful gadgets and how you can make the most of them.

Definitions

Power Tool Introduction

A power tool is technically a tool with a motor and is therefore generally driven by electricity, but small pneumatic or hydraulic tools (like air impact hammer and wrenches) also fall in this family. Among the more common ones are drills, different types of saws, routers, lathes, and electric sanders. All of them have manual counterparts.

Which brand should you buy?

The kind of power tool you need depends largely on the kind of user you are. If you are a light user and need the tools only to do simple yard work, for example, then inexpensive, less hardwearing brands will do. Look for basic features and decent power, but none of the extras. You don’t want to pay for elements you will never use.

If you are a more serious machine user, however, then investing in heavy-duty tools with better technology and materials is a good idea. These are typically a lot more expensive than those designed for the home users, but they have superior design that make them more comfortable to use on longer periods, and are also made to last a life time.

As a general rule, corded power tools have more power than their cordless counterparts. If you have a fully-functional workshop area and own a lot of extension cords, go with corded versions. But if you need to move around with the tool, then go with the more versatile cordless models.

Be sure to only buy only from companies that offer sufficient warranty and return policies, so that you can get help if something goes wrong, or get your money back if the tool is defective. Also be very careful when using your tools. Read the instruction manuals carefully and follow all precautionary measures.