Types of Power Tools The market is full of wonderful power tools, all designed to help you will any project you wish to under take. It can be tricky trying to decide which power tool you should use for a certain project. However, it is very important that you take the time to find out. You don't want to damage your project and you don't want to injury yourself by not using the right power tool. Drills are used to insert a hole for various reasons. It could be to anchor something by installing nails or screws. Routers are great for carving and engraving. A router can be somewhat intimidating, but once you get comfortable using it, you will find it to be a remarkable power tool. Practice on something before you use one on a project to get a feel for it. Saws are a well used power tool. Most anything that is build with wood involves using some type of saw. It can be to cut the beams or to cut corners and holes in the middle of the wood without touching the edges. Saws are also one of the most dangerous power tools out there because of the sharp blades and the shear power they have. Saws are also used to cut down limbs and firewood. Routers are one of the neatest power tools, in my opinion. They are great for detail work on trim or to make unique designs. You can create wonderful works of art with a router and some various accessories. The reviews on routers are fairly divided. If you know how to use one properly then you absolutely love it. If you are intimidated by it, then you feel like it is the one power tool you can do without. Sanders are very basic power tools, but they can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes you to complete a project. Can you imagine sanding down a vehicle before you paint by hand? There are many different shapes and sizes of sanders to choose from. The are relatively inexpensive. You will need sandpaper or sanding discs for them. The sandpaper comes in different grades from very coarse to very fine. A cordless screwdriver is a very simple power tool, but one many of us love using. It sure makes getting screws in and out very simple. Most of them come with a magnetic tip that flips over from a flat head to a Phillips head. This means you only need one tool for all of your screws. I used to be afraid I wasn't getting the screws tight enough, but I don't have to work about that with a cordless screwdriver. With so many great power tools out there to choose from, finding the right one for you and for your projects is going to take some time. Research what each type of power tool has to offer you. The more versatile a power tool is, the more jobs it can take care of for you. That will save you money in the long run because you won't have to purchase new power tools each time you take on a different project. Read reviews and make sure any power tool you purchase is exactly what you were looking for. Rushing out and making a purchase can leave you very disappointed. How to Select the Right Power Tool for your Project To get the best results with any project, it is essential that you choose the right power tool. There are so many to choose from that it can be difficult. There are many things to consider for each type of power tool. Most of us have a particular brand name we are loyal to. Price, quality, and warranty are also factors that heavily influence a power tool purchase. It may surprise you, but 29% of power tools are purchased by women. It is likely some of those power tools are for their own personal use and the others are to give as gifts for family members, friends, co-workers, and significant others. When in doubt as to what to get a man, go for a power tool. Make sure it is something he wants and will use though! While you may be using the right saw for the project, are you using the right blade? This is going to make a difference in the type of cut you end up with. Rip blades cut with the grain of the materials. It has deep teeth along parts of the blade to help remove the material as it cuts. You will get a fast cut, but not necessarily a clean one. A crosscut blade has teeth on both sides of the blade. As it glides across the material, it alternates sides that it cuts with. This is going to give you a very nice cut. There are combination blades available, and they are commonly used instead of switching between a rip blade and a crosscut blade. The fewer teeth, the more rugged the cut it going to be. Combination blades with many teeth will give you the cleanest cut. There are specialty blades available as well. Refer to the manual that came with your power tool to find out if a specialty blade is recommended. The right power tool combined with the right accessory is going to make any type of project go smoother as well as affect the quality of the outcome. In many cases you have the option of several tools that may get the job done, but take the time to find out which one is going to work best. Weigh the pros and cons of each one. It is also going to depend on what hand tools you already have. Buying a new one makes sense if it is going to help you accomplish projects, but probably not worth the expensive if you only plan to use it once or twice. Hand size and strength is very important whey you are selecting the right power tools. Many people don't take that into consideration. Try the models on display in the store. If the tool feels heavy, imagine how much more so it is going to get when you have been operating it for several minutes? Some of the smaller hand tools are designed to get into very small spaces, but if you have large hands it may not work well for you. Don't forget the population that is left handed. Most power tools can be used by either a right hander or a left hander. Others such as saws can be difficult because of how the guide and the blade are set up. The owner's guide that comes with any power tool will give you great pointers on what projects it is to be used for. If you have a particular project in mind, searching through all of those manuals can be time consuming. Try using the internet to look up the project you are going to do and you should find information on the best power tools to use for the job. You will likely find some very helpful hints for the project as well. The perfect combination is using a power tool you know how to operate, fits well in your hands, and is designed for the project you are working on. The Power Tools Everyone Should Own and Why Owning your own power tools is much easier than having to rent them or buy them when a household project comes up. It is much cheaper than hiring someone else to do the work if you are able to do it yourself. Since power tools aren't cheap, you can reduce the expense and still accomplish most day to day projects at home with these tools. They are versatile and can be used for a variety of jobs. A power screwdriver may not seem essential, but for those of us who have fought endlessly to get a screw in our out of somewhere in the home, we know all too well what a luxury they can be. It just a few seconds you can get that screw out of the wall or put in anchor screws to hang up picture frames. I keep my power screwdriver fully charged and ready to go. It is the power tool I reach for the most. Since they come with a tip that can be changed from Phillips to a flat head, there is no need to have any other screwdriver around. A power drill, either with a cord or without, is very versatile. The biggest investment here is going to be on the various drill bits that you will need. The size and the type of drill bits you need depend on the project. You can purchase them individually, but you will get a better deal if you purchase an assortment that are sold in a package. Just make sure you only use the right drill bit for the type of drill you have and for the type of material you are drilling into. Saws are the most commonly used of the power tools out there. You should purchase four different types of saws, and you will be set to take on most any project. A miter saw is fairly inexpensive. It works well for cutting angles on the edges of wood and other materials. This is great for getting the perfect fit on the corners on the first try. A jigsaw is great for placing circular cuts and square cut outs. One of the most common uses for a jigsaw is to cut out the power outlet when installing paneling. Most jigsaws are adaptable for a variety of saw blades and are easy to handle. A circular saw is great for a variety of projects. You need to be very careful with a circular saw as many power tool injuries occur with this particular power tool. Always use a circular saw with a safety guard attached to it. Circular saws cut through most any kind of materials if you use the right saw blades. They can also cut through thick materials. You will also get a very smooth cut with a circular saw. A table saw is usually an expensive power tool to invest in, but it will be very handy and last for years. It will only take a couple of ties using it to be glad you purchased one. There are many things you can do with a table saw. It is very helpful when you are cutting long pieces of material or heavy materials because you have a table to balance the weight on. It is also great for join pieces and getting a very straight cut. These next two items are debated as to their necessity when it comes to power tools. It really depends on your preference and the types of projects you will be doing. A sander that works with or against the grain is something I recommend if you will be doing any type of sanding. This can be on a vehicle, furniture, or a number of other projects. Having a power sander is going to save you hours or even days of sanding by hand, depending on the size of the project. You will also get a nicer finish. Make sure you use the right grade of sandpaper. Start of with a very coarse grade and finish up with a finer grade for a very smooth finish. A router is a great tool for detail work. If you will be engraving or doing finishing work, this is the tool you don't want to be without. There are so many accessories for routers that you can be very creative with your designing. While the power tools you purchase are completely up to you, this is a list of the ones that you should have as well as a brief explanation why. With these tools on hand, you will be ready to tackle a variety of household projects that are sure to materialize over the course of time. Factors to Consider when Comparing Power Tools With the market being saturated with various brands of power tools, it can be a really tough decision to choose the right ones. Here are some basic areas of comparison that you need to take into consideration. They will also help you get the best deals on the power tools you do decide to purchase. Of course, the purchase price is something we are all going to look at. It doesn't matter how great of a power tool is, if it is too much for the budget then it can't even be considered. Most power tools are reasonably priced but you are going to run across some heavy duty, top of the line power tools that have a price tag to reflect it. Keep in mind the cost is more than just the purchase price. Take the cost of essentials into consideration as well. Depending on the type of power tool, these essentials can be sandpaper, belts, blades, bits, or a number of other items. Optional accessories are also something to consider. What features are you looking for in a particular power tool? Don't get caught up in all the features that one has to offer. You may end up paying a great deal more for a power tool that has features you don't intend to ever us. Take a good look at those features though because you may find a few you could really use that you didn't think of. That will definitely make a particular model more appealing to you. Since most power tools are designed to last a very long time, you want to find out about the availability of replacement parts. You also want to find out about customer support. It can be over the phone, by mail, or on the internet. It is important that customer support is available to you in the event you have questions, comments, or complaints about your power tool purchase. Manufacturers who have been in business for a very long time are likely to still be there down the road when you need a replacement part for your power tool. The quality of a power tool is very important. A good way to compare the quality of a particular type of power tool is to check reviews online from other consumers. These reviews are free to look at and very unbiased. You can also check with magazines that do comparisons such as Consumer Reports. However, you will probably have to pay for a subscription to get this information. Their monthly magazine has features for a variety of products. You can search their archives online to find articles and reviews about power tools. It is a good idea to purchase a particular model and brand of power tool only after you have physically looked at it and touched it. It is too heavy? Does it seem to flimsy for the job you plan to do with it? How noisy is it? Does it fit properly in your hands? These things are all very important and will affect how compatible the power tool is for you. Safety should be a top priority on your list when it comes to selecting power tools. What is their safety rating? How many accidents have occurred with a particular model of hand tool? What safety features does the power tool offer you? All power tools on the market have basic safety mechanisms in place, but keep in mind that some only offer the bare minimum as regulated while others go the extra mile to ensure their customers are safe while operating them. Sometimes walking into a store of power tools is like taking a child into a candy store. However, to get the most from the power tools you purchase, follow these guidelines. Don't be blind sided by the brand name or the design of a particular power tool. Take the time to find out exactly what it has to offer you. Using a Drill to get your Project Done Drills are a commonly used power tool for a variety of projects. It is very important that you use the right drill for the particular project. Power drills come in a variety of sizes. They are sized by the largest size of shank that will fit into the chuck. You will get more speed with a larger sized drill. Drills are classified as being for light, medium, or heavy duty work. They start at 2 amps and go up to 5 amps. It is a good idea to purchase a drill that has more than one speed. This will give you more control when you are using it for various projects. One speeds do work well, but sometimes it will take you longer when you are doing a project. If the speed it too fast for the particular project then you can damage your project. Different sized drills can handle a project better than others. It also depends on the types of materials you are working with such as concrete, metal, plastic, and wood. Do you want a drill that is fast or one that offers a great deal of torque? Maybe you need a drill that offers both for a heavy duty job? It is a good idea to evaluate what you plan to do with a drill both now and in the future before you make this decision. An angle drill is great for getting into tight spaces. Choose a model that allows you several positions for the drill to operate in. It is also a good idea to use one that is lightweight. Some of the positions you have to use it in won't give you enough area to have both hands on it. You can choose to use a drill with or without a cord. The cord models are traditional, but cordless drills help reduce accidental falls due to tripping over the cord and possible electrocution. You can also use them in places where a power source isn't conveniently located. One draw back is the possibility of the battery going dead. Make sure you fully charge it on the power pack before you need it. Some people prefer to have an extra battery if they use their cordless drill often. They keep one in their drill and the other charged for a fast, easy swap. Never force a drill to go in. If it is having difficulty, back it out some and then proceed slowly. You can damage the drill and cause injury to yourself it you attempt to drill a larger hole then the drill is capable of completing. Always wear safety glasses or goggles when you operate any type of drill. Always unplug the drill before you change the bit in it. A drill is a very useful power tool is versatile enough to be used for a variety of projects. Making sure you use the right type of drill for the material you are working with as well as the right type and size of drill bit will ensure you get the best possible results from your drill. A drill bit chart is very useful. It lists the various types of drill bits and what they are recommended for. You can print one out for free from the internet. Use a Router to Enhance your Projects A router is a very effective power tool for enhancing the design of any project. You can use a router on wood, fiberglass, and plastic. Use a router to engrave, shape, groove, or to make inlets. The cutting action on a router comes from the sides of it rather than the tip. For the best results, go with the grain as you use the router. There are several different sizes of routers to choose from with various amounts of power and speeds. Some people enjoy using a router with a diamond wheel accessory so they can detail glass and ceramic items. Routers can be frustrating at first, but don't be discouraged. Practicing with a router will show you exactly what it can and can't do. Make sure you don't move the router too slow or you can burn the area you are working on. It can also make your bit very dull. Moving the router too fast is dangerous as well because your work with be rough and you will likely break your bit. It will take some time for you to get the feel for the right amount of pressure and speed to use with your router. If you listen to the router closely you will be able to hear a different sound when you are operating it correctly. A creative person can do some amazing things with a router! The more knowledge you have about how your particular model of router works, the handier it will become. Routers are available with or without a cord. For the best results with a router, choose one that has a high amount of horsepower. It will be more versatile and help you complete your work accurately. Regardless of the brand or size of router you choose to work with, it will have three basic parts -- the base, motor, and collet. The motor is actually located inside of the base. The bit of the router is held in place by the collet. There are several different bases to choose from. A fixed base has a bottom plate that is round, side handles, and an adjustable height. Some models come with accessories attached to the side. The D-shaped handle base offers a trigger to make the router turn on and off. It is very convenient. The base you choose depends on your own personal preference. Both styles are very efficient. If you plan to do a great deal with the router, consider purchasing a kit that has both bases, allowing you to interchange them. Routers have more accessories than any other power tool on the market. There are several hundred bits you can choose from. A common accessory is a router table. They are great for trying to router very small parts, as they hold everything securely in place for you. Routers are often quite loud, so make sure you wear ear plugs. They can also result in large amounts of dust particles in the air depending on the type of material you are working with. A respirator is a good idea if you are using a router on wood. Always wear eye protection when you operate a router. Don't forget that the tip of the router may be hot when you are done using it. The Pros and Cons of Cordless Power Tools The power tool industry has implemented the idea of cordless power tools in the past decade. They have been very popular. Consumers enjoy the convenience of being able to use them anywhere without having to worry about a power supply. It is also nice not have to worry about the cords being in your way, especially when an extension cord was needed to get it to the right length. As most consumers are aware, convenience is always more expensive. You will find cordless power tools cost more than the traditional power tools with cords. A major drawback of cordless power tools is that they don't offer as much power as a cord power tool. In many cases the difference in power isn't enough to be an issue, but for larger projects it can be a major concern. You always know a power tool with a cord is going to work when you need it. That isn't always so with a cordless tool. I know on several occasions I have reached for my cordless screwdriver and found the charge completely dead because I didn't charge it up. You will need to remember better than I do to recharge your cordless power tools. While you can easily recharge the batteries, some power tools have a battery that gets weaker over time. This means it won't hold much of a charge. You can choose to purchase a replacement battery at that point. There is less of a risk of accidents with a cordless power tool because you don't have to worry about trips and falls due to the cords. You are also less likely to be shocked or electrocuted. One draw back is that with a cordless power tool someone else can't simply unplug it if you are involved in an accident. Make sure any cordless power tool has an easily accessed on/off switch. To make the recharge issue less of an inconvenience, some larger power tools including drills and saws come with two batteries. This is great for keeping one in the power tool and the other charging. It is fast and easy to switch the two so you will always have a fully charged battery ready to work with. The decision to purchase a cordless power tool is a personal one. Some of us love the convenience of them, and we don't mind paying extra for it. Most of us don't miss the extra power either because we only use these power tools for home projects. Those who do large project on a regular basis prefer the heavy duty power tools with a cord. That is fine, that is why the market carries both. It allows consumers to make a choice based on what is going to work well for them. To make that decision, decide what you are looking for in a power tool. Where are you likely to use it? Is there a reliable power source in that location? How much power are you looking for? If it doesn't matter than make the purchase based on the best price for the power tool you are looking for. You can easily compare the differences between a particular power tool model with a cord and without. You will have to decide if it is worth the expense for the convenience. Power Tools for Women Power tools aren't just for men, that is a thing of the past. Women use power tools all the time now. The use of power tools by women has evolved as the family structure changed over time. Women have become more independent and the chores of the household have become less divided by gender. While women can operate most any power tool, there are some out there designed specifically for women to use. Don't worry, they aren't pink and cute! The Barbara K line features a cordless drill that is very light, yet very powerful. The cordless power screwdriver is the best selling power tool of the line. It is light weight and very easy to use. The Unbelievable Saw is a hand saw for women that is great for cutting limbs. This saw cuts well and is simple to use. It is also light weight. Women enjoy doing home projects, and finding the right tool can be hard. Black and Decker offers the Project Mate. It is a three in one tool -- featuring a scraper, detail sander, and a screwdriver. It doesn't weight much, fits in the palm of a lady's hand, and fits in small spaces. Wrenches can be difficult to maneuver in some areas. Craftsman has the Flex Wrench set in both standard and metric, with seven sizes of wrenches. They are great for getting into tight spaces. They also help give you some added strength to loosen or tighten anything. A screwdriver is an essential tool for any woman to have. You never know when it will come in handy. Snap-on has the PentaGrip screwdriver that is amazing. It has a button on the top so you can lock the head into position. The handle is designed for smaller hands and has a soft grip. Pliers to extract nails makes them a piece of cake to remove. It also prevents you from cutting your hands up on any sharp ones. They work great of headless nails too. These pliers are easy to use and easy to grip. The jaws are designed to increase the amount of force on the nail if you encounter some stubborn ones. The idea of power tools for women is catching on. Five ladies from the University of Kansas are in the process of creating an entire line of power tools for women called Savvy tools. The line is meant to make power tools a more comfortable fit for women in the hopes of promoting safety and making them less intimidating. Bulky power tools are often hard for women to use. The first two power tools are in the works and even have names, Sandra Dee the Sander and Donna the Drill. Power tools for women that are designed to help them complete projects are anticipated to sell well. Those manufacturers who take this market demand seriously are going to be able to profit from such products. The key is going to be conducting research and finding out what types of power tools women use and asking what they like and don't like about them. Women don't want just a smaller version of the power tools out there or the color changed to something pretty. They want power tools that are easy to use and get the job done. Think Safety when you Operate Power Tools Most of us have operated a power tool at one time or another. They come in handy for a wide range of projects. It is very important that you always operate any power tool correctly. You should know exactly what it is to be used for, how it operates, and where the power switch is located in case you have to turn it off in a hurry. Most injuries that involve power tools are the result of someone being inexperienced with that particular power tool or the tool being used for something it was not intended for. Take your time when you are operating power tools. Don't let yourself become distracted. Always be aware of your surroundings and the potential for accidents and injuries. They can happen no matter how many times you have picked up that power tool and used it without incident. Cords are a common hazard when operating power tools. They can get in the way and accidentally get severed. There is also the potential of tripping over them and getting injured. Make sure all power cords are secured and out of the area where you will be operating the power tool. Keep all cords out of water and away from solvents or you could get shocked or electrocuted. If you have never operated a particular power tool before, take your time getting familiar with it before you even plug it in. Read the owners manual that comes with the power tool. Find out about the types of blades and other accessories that can safely be used with it. If the power tool comes with any type of safety guard, take the time to put it in place. You will find information in the owner's manual regarding possible safety hazards. No matter how tempting it may be, never use a power tool for a project that it wasn't intended for. This includes trying to cut materials with a saw or saw blade that was not designed for it. Don't alter a power tool to make it faster or to do something that it wasn't designed for. You really don't know the effect that is going to have on the operating capacity of the power tool. It is never a good idea to operate any type of power tool if you have been consuming alcohol. Your perception will be off and you could end up with a very serious injury. Some prescription medications and over the counter medications can made you groggy or sleepy as a side effect. You should stay away from power tools while taking them as well. Some people just don't feel comfortable operating power tools. That is fine, and you shouldn't feel forced into doing so. This is just opening the door for potential accidents to happen. If you are willing to learn to operate specific power tools that is one thing, but if you feeling pressured to do so you are going to have too much anxiety to operate it. Using power tools safely and under the right conditions will help reduce the possibility of any injuries occurring. They are a great way to get your projects and hobbies underway, but never forget the actual power behind them. The moving parts combined with that power can result in injury or death if you don't follow the manufacturer's instructions for operating them. Power Tool Safety Equipment Power tools make the projects we engage in much easier to accomplish. These projects can be at work, home, or the office. Regardless of the setting or the project, power tool safety is something everyone needs to abide by. While power tools are very helpful, they are also sharp. Serious injury and even death can occur if you don't use them properly. While most businesses require employees to use the right safety equipment when operating power tools, there is nothing to regulate this process when you use them at home. Many individuals fail to use the proper safety equipment because they don't want the added expense of purchasing it. Have you seen the prices of power tool safety equipment? It is less expensive than the cost of a medical visit. Others choose not to use safety equipment because they are in a hurry or because they are very comfortable using particular power tools. The specific safety equipment you will need depends on the power tool you are operating. Each instruction manual will have information on the recommended safety equipment you should have on when you operate that power tool. There are several common safety items you should have readily available. Safety goggles are essential. There is always the chance of dirt, debris, or fragments of materials getting into your eyes. Sometimes saw blades break and pieces fly into the air. Protecting your eyes is very important. Heavy duty work gloves are good to have if you are working with any sharp objects including sheet metal. A full face shield will protect even more when you are using certain power tools. The proper clothing is very important too. It is a good idea to wear long sleeves to prevent burns and cuts, but make sure that the clothing isn't too loose. If it is, you risk it getting tangled up with the power tool. Tuck in shirts and only wear clothing that fits you properly. Pay attention to your shoes as well. Make sure they have a non-slip sole. For some power tools, it is a good idea to wear steel toed boots while operating them. Some power tools are very loud. You will want to wear ear plugs or other ear protection. Hearing loss is a serious issue, and you should do all you can to maintain your current hearing level. A respirator is a good idea if you will be working with any power tool that creates dust including sanders and routers. It is a good idea to make sure you have a source of fresh air getting into your work area as well. A respirator ensures you won't be inhaling harmful chemicals or dust that is generated. Power tools definitely are fun to use and reduce the time it takes to complete a project. However, it is essential that you take the time to wear the proper safety equipment when you operate them. The investment is well worth saving your from injuries or even death. It doesn't matter how careful you are, how many times you have used the power tool before, how big of a hurry you are in, or how small of a job it is. Accidents involving power tools happen in a split second, so do your best to prepare for them. Power Tool Accessories Having the right power tools always makes and project go smoother and often much faster. You will likely get results that look for professional as well. Most power tools are sold as just the basic item. However, each type of power tool comes with some great accessories. You will want to consider purchasing some of these accessories, especially if you plan to use your power tools often. In some cases, power tools are sold with an accessory kit. This is a great investment as it is often less expensive then purchasing individual accessories. You may not know what accessories you are going to need down the road for a particular power tool. That can keep you from purchasing the power tool kit with accessories, then you may wish you had them down the road. Take some time to research the power tool you wish to purchase. Find out about the various accessories available and their use. It is also a great idea to compare the price of the power tool with the accessory kit to the price of it without. If the difference in only a few dollars then get the accessories. If you find you won't use them, you can always sell them to a friend or one of the online auction sites. Drill bits are accessories you will have to purchase based on what you will be using the drill for as well as the materials you are drilling. Drill bits made of carbon are only recommended for use on wooden materials. A twisted drill bit and a braided point drill bit are very similar. The difference is the twisted bit is the same diameter throughout it, while a braided point gets thinner towards the bottom. Countersink drill bits make the hole wider. This allows you to use flathead screws and get them flush with the material. This makes your project look more professional. A tile bit is especially designed for working with anything ceramic or glass. You should only use a tile bit at a very low speed. A chuck key is used to loosen or tighten the chuck. Generally a chuck key comes with your drill when you purchase it. You can by a replacement if necessary. Routers are great power tools for detailing, carving, and engraving. There are hundreds of different tips for routers to choose from. You will have to do some investigating to purchase ones that will suite your particular project. A router table comes in very handy if you plan to use your router a great deal. It also helps you get the straightest cut. A pair of saw horses is definitely useful when you are operating any type of saw that involves cutting materials that you can lay across them. They support both ends of the material at the same time so you can use both of your hands to operate the saw. To help you get the best possible cut, a laser guide is a wonderful accessory. It puts out an infrared light in a straight line for you to follow as you cut. There are various grades of sandpaper to use on sanders. You need to make sure you use the proper grade for each project. A dust bag is an attachment helps to reduce the amount of dust by capturing it and holding it. You can find power tool accessories at retail stores, on the internet, and at home improvement stores. You will need to purchase accessories that match the brand of power tool you purchased. It is a good idea to have the model number ready when you purchase power tool accessories, especially if it is an older model. There may be more than one type of accessory for a particular power tool and you won't know which is for yours unless you have the model number to compare with the information on the packaging. Porter-Cable New & Reconditioned Power Tools Do you need some reliable power tools that work well? If you are stuck because you can't afford the best brands on the market, yet you don't want to waste your money on poor quality power tools that won't last or work well, there is a great alternative. Porter-Cable offers reconditioned power tools. This means the power tools they sale have been used, and then repairs and worn parts have been replaced. You can purchase them for a fraction of what it will cost you to get new power tools. Porter-Cable is a well known manufacturer of power tools. They have earned their place as one of the leading power tool makers in the world. You can be assured any reconditioned power tool you purchase from them has been thoroughly inspected. Motors have been replaced and any other parts are refurbished. The result is a power tool that runs like new, but you don't pay retail price for. Reconditioned tools from Porter-Cable come with a one year warranty as well as a thirty day money back guarantee. You are getting the same offer that many power tool manufacturers offer for brand new power tool purchases. Porter-Cable offers more than 300 locations to have your power tools repaired should you ever need it. The downside to purchasing Porter-Cable reconditioned power tools is that not all of the items in their power tool line are available. You can visit their website to find out what reconditioned power tools they have available at any given time. You will also get the information on the cost. If you are looking for a particular reconditioned power tool, you can request it be contacted when once becomes available. If you aren't in the market for reconditioned power tools, or what you are needing isn't available, Porter-Cable also offers a complete line of new power tools. They have every sander, drill, saw, router, power screwdriver, and nailer you can possibly need. They also offer a full line of accessories to make using any of their power tools even more convenient. Every Porter-Cable power tool is designed to be comfortable, sturdy, and easy to handle. The result is accuracy and excellent quality projects you can be proud of. Not sure of the power tool you want to purchase? Go online and take the Porter-Cable power tool virtual tours. You can click on any power tool and instantly get information on the features, watch a video, and get a 360 degree view of each one. All you need is Windows Media Player or Quicktime. Porter-Cable is a power tool manufacturer you can rely on. They have been in operation since 1906 when two young men started a small business out of their garage in New York. They began marketing power tools in 1914. Porter-Cable has proven over time that they are a company making power tools that are reliable, durable, and long lasting. They offer excellent customer service, and strive to answer any questions or concerns you may have about their power tools. Porter-Cable continues to work hard at making changes to their power tools that make them work more efficiently, reduce the amount of time it takes for you to operate them, and that are safer to use. Porter-Cable power tools are available at some home improvement and hardware stores. You can also purchase them online. The reconditioned Porter-Cable power tools can only be purchased online. Porter-Cable has worked hard to promote themselves as a reliable dealer of power tools, both new and reconditioned. They offer a wide selection of power tools for every project as well as for businesses and for individuals. You won't be disappointed with any Porter-Cable power tool you decide to purchase. Having just celebrated their 100th anniversary, Porter-Cable has established itself as a power tool manufacturer that continues to change with the times, meeting the demands of the consumer time and time again. They have no desire to stop making quality power tools any time soon. Name Brand Power Tools Versus Discount Brands Have you ever wanted what the difference is between a name brand power tool and a discount brand? More than anything, it is the name. People tend to pay a great deal of money for power tools that come from a manufacturer that they are loyal to. Power tools are expensive, and you want the best ones to help you get your projects done right. Some people have the impression that discount brands of power tools are cheap imitations that just won't get the job done. This isn't always the case though. Amazingly enough, in some instances you will find the same exact tool with a different name and a different label. Everything else including the quality is exactly the same. Another area you will find a huge difference in is the price tag. Some manufacturers offer high quality power tools and then middle of the road power tools. This is to meet the budget of their range of consumers without causing a great deal of confusion. Bosch sales high quality power tools in a blue case, then sells lower quality power tools in green cases. In addition, they are the manufacturer for the lower end power tools under the brand name Skil. How do you know if you should purchase a name brand power tool or a discount brand? Ask yourself how likely it is going to be for you to use that particular power tool in the future. If you are buying it for one specific project and don't think you will use it again, then you can purchase a lower quality power tool for the project. It needs to be high enough quality that it will get you excellent results, but it doesn't have to be a long lasting product. We all know power tools can be expensive, and if you need to purchase several to get a project done then you may need to go with the discount brands. In some cases this will be the difference between being able to purchase two power tools you need or one that is a high cost name brand. On the other hand, name brand power tools often come with a much better warranty and they are often able to stand up to more wear and tear. If you are self employed and you will be using your power tools on a daily basis, you are wise to invest in the top of the line heavy duty power tools. You will also want to engrave your name on them because when power tools end up stolen it is likely going to be those name brand ones that end up missing. The choice to purchase a brand name power tool versus a discount brand comes down to personal preference. Some people are very loyal to a particular brand because it has served them well over time. They also know that manufacturer will be around in the future if they need replacement parts and to honor warranties. Brand name power tools generally last longer. Some people are very good at looking over a brand name power tool and finding out everything it has to offer. They are then able to find a discount brand that is the same or very similar at a much lower cost. As we discussed, some discount brands are made from the same manufacturer as the name brand power tools. The consumer has to weigh all the factors to make the right choice for them. It has to be based on the price, and what you are getting with the power tool. It also depends on how long you need the power tool to last and the quality you want your completed project to have. The sayings buyer beware and you get what you pay for really apply to the market of power tools. Taking the time to make comparisons based on the information here will help you make the right decision for power tool purchases.
Get your Project Done Quicker with a Power Nailer The days of spending your time hammering long nails to complete your project are over! No more wasted time or sore arms from the repetitive motion. A power nailer will get the job done fast and efficiently. It is a great way to ensure every nail is secure as well as straight. You can sink thousands of nails in a single day with a power nailer. It is great for large projects such as roofing. There are two types of power nailers to choose from. A stick power nailer uses a strip of nails that slide into the nailer, just like you load a stapler. The amount of nails it can hold at one time varies. On average, it is approximately 50 nails. This type of power nailer is great for small projects. For larger tasks, consider using a coil power nailer. They hold up to 300 nails at a time. It is very important that you use the proper power nailer for your particular project. It is best to select a power nailer that is versatile, unless you have specific ongoing use for a particular type of power nailer. Where you plan to use the power nailer is something to consider as well. Do you have a power source readily available or will you be better off going with a cordless power nailer model? Pneumatic power nailers operate with air pressure that is supplied by a small air compressor. If you choose this type of power nailer, make sure you have an air compressor that is sufficient to handle the power of the power tool. You should check the amount of pressure necessary to operate the power nailer before purchasing. Since power nailers are often used for roofing and other construction work, you might consider getting a cordless model. They often are just as powerful as the models that operate on compressed air. They come with very effective batteries that are long lasting. Some operate with a compressed gas in a canister. Both types are very effective, so it is a personal preference. It also depends on if you want to hassle with recharging the battery. To help you decide on the best model of power nailer for your needs, consider these features. Make sure any power nailer offers you what you will need to complete your particular project. Find out if the power nailer has a jam release. You don't want to stop working throughout the day to spend time figuring out how to unjam the power nailer. You will want a power nailer that offers you an adjustable depth controller. This is because you will want to use it for different length of nails. It will also help you get the nails sunk in even with the surface of the project or even countersink them. Since the reasoning behind purchasing a power nailer is to give you the ability to put in large quantities of nails in a short amount of time, it should be easier to control. You want to select a power nailer that fits well in your hands and has a good fit. A heavy power nailer can be difficult to operate for long periods of time. How easy is it to load the nails into the power nailer? You want one that is very efficient. You should be able to reload it, even with work gloves on, in just a few seconds. There are many different types of nails you can choose from. For the best results, make sure the nails you are using work well in your model of power nailer as well as for the particular project you are working on. You should always wear protective eye wear and work gloves while operating any type of power nailer. It is a good idea to purchase a power nailer that offers some sort of guard for your protection as well. Get your Project Done Faster with a Power Sander Sanding is a common part of many projects, especially painting. It helps to get the area prepped and smooth. Using a power sander will get the job done with excellent results in a lot less time. It will save your arms some hard work as well. They are many types of sanders available. Make sure you change the sandpaper or disc often to get the best results and further reduce the amount of time the sanding project takes you. You want to use one with a high level of power and that fits well in your hand. You may wish to have a large sander for big jobs and a smaller one for small areas and finishing touches. Sanders can be with a cord or cordless. For most jobs, you can sand with and against the grain. Don't put too much pressure on the sander as you use it. This will only hinder its performance. Keep a firm grip on it but the sanders should be able to move freely. Some sanders offer a warning light that tells you when you are using too much pressure. A belt sander, just as the name implies, uses a belt to remove the materials. The handles are designed to help you manipulate the power tool without too much pressure on your part. Disc sanders are commonly used for grinding. They require a stone or disc depending on the material you are working with. Orbit sanders use sandpaper. It comes in a variety of sizes and grades. The grade of sandpaper is determined by the number of sand granules on each square inch of the sand paper. The lower grade numbers mean it is coarser. Higher grade numbers mean the paper is finer. To cut your time down, start with a very coarse sandpaper. As you are about to complete the project switch to finer sandpapers to give you a great finish. Make sure you use the right type of sandpaper for the material you are working with. Sandpaper is very inexpensive so it is a good idea to buy a variety of grades and types to have on hand. A finish sander is a very small power tool, but it is very efficient. It also uses sandpaper. It is a good type of sander to work for finishing work. A detail sander is your best option for tight corners. It has a triangle shaped tip so it can get in to places other sanders can't reach. Sanders result in a great deal of dust particles remaining. Make sure you wear eye protection. A respirator is recommended as well to prevent you from inhaling the dust. This is especially important if you are working at an angle where the dust is coming directly down on you, such as overhead sanding. You can also choose to purchase a dust bag for the sander. Wearing long sleeves is a good idea as well. Some of the products you may be sanding could have chemicals or the paint could contain lead. These dangerous materials could enter your skin through the pores. Make sure you have a well ventilated work area and that cords and other objects are out of the way. Sanders are great for getting materials ready to stain or paint. Make sure you thoroughly clean up all the dust before you begin to paint or sand. Any remaining particles of dust from the sanding can get trapped in the paint or stain, and it will be noticeable when your item has finished drying. Finding Power Tools for Left Handed People Most power tools on the market are designed for everyone to use. However, if you happen to be left handed, then you may realize just how difficult it is to operate particular power tools. The on/off switch being in a location that isn't convenient or easy to get to in the event of an emergency is the most common complaint. With saws, the most common complaint for left handed people is that the blade is on the right hand side which makes it difficult for them to operate. The left handed individual has two choices -- hold it the wrong way and hope the cut ends up being straight or face it the other way around with the blade coming at you and the materials coming at you. Neither is a very effective option. Still, many left handed individuals feel like they have been cheated by the power tool industry. In fact, the Left Handers Club, a group that was formed in 1990, has been sparking the interest in many power tool manufacturers to address the situation. It seems like saws are the one main power tool that hasn't yet been adapted for left handed individuals. For them, a table saw works best because you can choose to cut on either the right side or the left side of the blade. There are some great power tools on the market that can be used easily for left handed individuals including power screwdrivers, routers, nailers, drills, and sanders. This is because the manufacturers have worked hard to redesign them. The on/off switch is generally located in the middle of the power tool so it can be accessed from the right side or the left side. A mainly unknown brand of power tool, Porter-Cable, has introduced a circular saw kit that features the blade on the left hand side. The reviews of this power tool show it is very inexpensive, around $100 and sees to work very well for a variety of materials. This might be a great saw for left handed individuals to try out. It seems like it would be much safer than the right handed saw options we discussed above. Panasonic offers a cordless drill that is designed for the left handed individual. In addition, it is getting rave reviews for being a great working power tool that recharges very quickly. Unfortunately, there still aren't enough to make a good selection. Left handed tool belts are becoming a very popular item manufactured by many tool makers. This is very helpful and a step in the right direction, especially for left handed individuals who work in the construction industry. They commonly wear a tool belt for eight to twelve hours a day, five or six days per week. It appears that the power tool industry has made some steps in the right direct when it comes to making the majority of power tools accommodating for both left handed and right handed individuals. Moving the power switch made a huge different on many of these power tools. In the past, left handed individuals had to reach in front of the power tool, and that could be a potential risk for injury. Now most of the major power tools have the power switch in the center. Since there are so many left handed people in our society, and it is no longer something looked down on, there is a huge demand for power tools to work for them. Creating power tools that appeal to this market seems like a great opportunity for power tool manufacturers. There has been some progress in this area over the past ten years, and the trend indicates that more changes will continue to meet the power tool needs of left handed individuals. They will be able to purchase power tools that are effective, safe, and work with them instead of them having to find a way to adjust to the right handed set up. DeWalt Power Tools The DeWalt power tool collection offers you anything and everything you will every need in the way of a power tool. They also offer any accessory for these power tools that you can imagine. DeWalt is considered to be a manufacturer of high quality power tools. You can purchase them online or from any home improvement store. The DeWalt power tool line consists of 200 power tools and 800 accessories. DeWalt takes pride in offering power tools that are efficient and long lasting. The entire business is focused around customer satisfaction. They also put a great deal of time into researching the best operating practices for their tools. Safety is something they take very seriously. You can find safety information for all of their power tools on their website or with any DeWalt power tool. For your safety, read this information before you operate any power tool you purchase from them. Consumers are very happy with DeWalt power tools because of the selection. You won't have any trouble finding what you are looking for. They are also reasonably priced and come with a great warranty. They will professionally repair any power tool for you. If the damage is due to a defect they will repair it at their own expense. They may also choose to replace it will a new one. You can also order DeWalt replacement parts for your power tools from the internet. Not sure what part you need? Their website has a complete listing of every power tool. Click on the power tool you have and it will list every part it has. All new DeWalt power tools come with a full three year warranty. The warranty doesn't cover abuse or normal wear of the power tool. Accessories don't have any warranty on them. However, DeWalt will gladly exchange them if there appears to be a damaged accessory. Contact them direct or return the accessory to the location you purchased it from. DeWalt extends a 90 day money back guarantee on all their power tools. You can return it even after using it without any questions being asked. I think this says a great deal about the integrity of the DeWalt company and the power tools they sell. DeWalt understands the customer is the ultimate user of every power tool and accessory. They encourage the consumer to submit information on these products. They want to know about the reliability, concerns, comments, suggestions; anything that can help them make their power tools operate better and easier for the customer. You can submit your comments online or mail them to the DeWalt company. They promise to respond to your submission within six weeks. In addition, DeWalt encourages you to submit ideas you have for additional power tool products. In the business of tools since 1927, DeWalt is a leader in the power tool industry. They have proven themselves to be a manufacturer or quality products that are very durable. They also offer excellent customer service for all DeWalt products. You won't be left alone to figure out anything with a product you purchase from this company. In addition, DeWalt power tools are inexpensive and safe to use as long as you use them according to the operating instructions. Their dedication to safety, customer satisfaction, and their unbelievable warranty ensures DeWalt power tools will continue to be hot selling items. Delta Power Tools: A Great Investment Delta power tools are a great investment. You will get power tools that are long lasting and very powerful. You will also get them at a reasonable price. Delta has been making power tools for 86 years, establishing itself as a long lasting manufacturer of quality power tools. You won't be disappointed with the quality of their power tools or their customer service. The founder of Delta power tools, Herbert Tautz, started his small business in 1919. In 1923 he was credited with creating the very first scroll saw. This invention paved the way for Delta and their line of power tools as we know them today. He is also credited for being a driving force behind the power tool industry as a whole. In addition to the basic power tools we all know including saws, drills, power screwdrivers, routers, sanders, and nailers; Delta has two specialty lines of power tools. The Delta Industrial line offers heavy duty power tools for industry and businesses. The Delta ShopMaster line offers a full line of woodworking power tools. Delta is the world's leader in top selling woodworking power tools. In addition, Delta has their own line of accessories for all of their power tools. These are great options that help you get the most versatility from your Delta power tools. You can find the entire line of more than 200 Delta power tool accessories on their website or at your Delta power tool retailer. These accessories give you the power to complete thousands of projects with each Delta power tool. Consumers of all backgrounds including business, industry, those who use Delta power tools for home projects, and those who use them for hobbies have raved for years about the quality of Delta power tools. This has lead to them being awarded numerous recognitions form home improvement magazines and others for their dedication to quality products that are reliable and affordable. Today, Delta remains dedicated to providing selection, quality, and reliability in all of their power tools. They strive to offer excellent customer service, both at the retail stores who carry their products and when you contact their customer service via phone or email. Every Delta power tool comes with a full two year warranty. They guarantee fast repairs on your Delta power tools. If it can't be repaired it will be replaced. It can be frustrating finding the right replacement part you need for a particular power tool. Delta power tools have a simple system for this process. You simply go online and select the power tool model you have under each type of power tool. You will find a complete listing for every part as well as the part number. You can order Delta power tool parts from any retailer who offers Delta power tools or you can choose to order them online. Delta takes safety while using power tools very seriously. They strive to make each power tool they sell as safe as possible. They also offer complete safety information on the owner's manual and on their website. You will get a list of the recommended safety equipment to use while operating that particular power tool as well as excellent safety tips. While power tools are very effective, they do pose a danger that we all need to protect ourselves against. You will find Delta power tools for sale all around the world. You can purchase them online, and at various retailers. You can also go to their website to find the nearest Delta power tool retailer in your area. Purchasing Delta power tools is a great investment that you will be glad you made. Each power tool is comfortable to use and offers the top of the line safety features. They are lightweight, but very durable. Regardless of the Delta power tools you own, you will find them adaptable for a variety of projects with the versatile designs and the various accessories available. Craftsman Power Tools: The Best in the Industry Are you looking for the absolutely best, top of the line power tools? Craftsman has earned the right to that prestigious honor. Their line of power tools are well known in the industry to be powerful, effective, and durable. They also offer a great warranty. They earned the ranking of number one based on the quality of the power tools they sell. Consumers find the prices for Craftsman tools to be reasonable for the products they purchase. While they aren't the cheapest on the market, they aren't the most expensive either. Most consumers feel the extra cost is worth it as Craftsman power tools have a great warranty. This warranty covers any defects or issues with the power tool The length of the warranty depends on the particular power tool model you choose. They also sell extended warranties on the power tools as well. Craftsman offers outstanding customer service. You will find qualified sell people at the retailers who offer them. They can assist you with questions about particular Craftsman power tools. They can also recommend the right tool and accessories for your particular project. They want the consumer to be 100% satisfied with any power tool purchase.. You can also return it within 60 days for any reason without any questions. This manufacturer has been in business since 1927. Craftsman tools continue to evolve to meet the needs of the consumer. They also work hard to surface the standards set for safety regulations. Today they offer more than 5,000 power tools and accessories for the consumer to choose from. Craftsman offers the largest assortment of laser guided tools. Craftsman also offers more replacement parts and operation manuals than any other power tool manufacturer. Anyone who has tried to track down a replacement part for a power tool can tell you how frustrating it can be getting it found. Craftsman has developed a system to reduce the frustration and get your power tool back in working condition as quickly as possible. The retail store associates can help you track down the parts you need very easily. You can also go online and enter the model of the power tool you have. It will give you information on the part you need including the part number. It will also direct you where to purchase it. For repairs, you have the option of taking the power tool to the retail store or sending it in to be repaired. In some cases, they will replace the power tool if it can't be repaired. They may also assist you in getting a loaner power tool until the repairs are completed. Most manufacturers offer a power tool kit that comes with the tool, some accessories, and a case. Craftsman has gone a step further. They offer power tool combo kits. They come with more than one power tool. Choose from a combo set with a heavy duty drill, circular saw with a laser guide, and a work light. The kit also comes with two batteries and two chargers. Everything fits securely in a heavy duty utility bag. The most popular Craftsman combo kit purchased for home use includes a circular saw, light, a drill, and a power screwdriver. This is a great opportunity to get the outstanding quality of craftsman tools at a discounted price. You can purchase Craftsman tools at Sears retail stores, some K-Mart stores, Target, and on the internet. They offer a wonderful selection of power tools that won't disappoint you. Take some time to see for yourself. They history of the Craftsman power tools indicates they will be around for long time to come. They work hard to meet the changing needs of the consumer. Craftsman has earned a reputation in the power tool industry as a provider of power tools that last a very long time. Consumers are impressed with the fact that Craftsman stands behind every power tool and offers outstanding customer service. It is understandable why so many businesses and homeowners choose Craftsman power tools to invest their money in. Common Power Tool Accidents We all understand the reasons why safety is so important when it comes to operating power tools. The risk of an accident is very possible. Thousands of minor and major accidents are reported each year with power tools. There are even some reports of death as a result. You can help reduce your chances of being involved in a power tool accident by using each one only for intended uses as outlined by the manufacturer. You should also heed their recommendations for the proper safety equipment to use while you are operating a particular power tool. The most common power tool accidents involve injuries to the fingers. This can be anything from a minor cut to losing the entire finger. Approximately half off all finger amputations in the United States each year are the result of an injury involving a power tool. The index and the middle finger are the two generally involved in the accident. The most common power tool involved in these cases are the various types of saws. Of these finger injuries, 55% occurred while operating the power tool at home. According to OSHA, a large portion of power tool injuries occur because the power source is not removed while changing parts on the power tool. It doesn't matter how much experience you have with the power tool or how quickly you can change the part. Drill bits and saw blades are the most common culprits. It only takes a moment to unplug the power source. If you are using a cordless power tool, you may want to remove the battery before you change anything on it. The inconvenience is worth your safety. Cords on power tools are another concern. Many power tool accidents have been eliminated by going to cordless power tools. If you operate any type of power tool that has a cord, make sure you have it properly secured. Don't leave the cord out in the open where you or someone else can trip on it. There is the risk of electrocution so make sure the cords aren't frayed. This includes an extension cords you may be using as well. Keep the cords out of wet, damp areas, and make sure there is nothing in the area that can accidentally be spilled on them. Even if you use the power tool as it should be operated and have on the right safety equipment, accidents can still happen in the blink of an eye. Tripping, slipping, or falling while you have a power tool in your hand can result in an injury. One unfortunately young man was using a staple gun on a ladder with safety equipment on when he lost his footing. He fell from the ladder and ended up with several long nails in his skull. He didn't die from it but could have. To help prevent power tool accidents, make sure your work area is secure. Ladders should be securely in place. Never work on a surface that is slippery or unstable. It is a risk you don't want to be taking with a power tool in your hand. I understand that not all work areas are under the best of circumstances. Be cautious and use common sense. This information isn't meant to scare you, only to help you remember that power tools are dangerous, and you have to use them responsibly. Hopefully all of your experiences with power tools with be safe. Do your part to use them under the best possible conditions to help reduce the amount of power tool accidents out there. As you do your part, so with the manufacturers of power tools. They are very aware of the types of accidents and injuries that take place with power tools. They strive to make improvements on their power tools to help reduce the risk. Most manufacturers welcome your comments, so if you have any ideas on making them safer please contact the manufacturer of that particular power tool. Bosch Power Tools Bosch power tools offers the consumer a full line of both cord and cordless power tools. They offer a large selection of power tools as well as accessories. In addition to the basic power tools that are offered including saws, drills, routers, sanders, nailers, power screwdrivers; Bosch offers some great specialty tools. They are designed for specific projects. The Bosch heat gun offers several temperatures as well as two speeds. You can get a Bosh heat gun in several sizes. There are also various accessories available to fit your particular project. These accessories include the heat gun blower, spreader, and reflector. The Bosch foam rubber cutter is an excellent specialty tool that is designed to easily cut through foam rubber and flexible foams. The various blades will assist you with cutting foam this is of varying densities. Bosch has some great new power tools on the market. The pocket driver is very compact, but very powerful. You can insert 100 screws with one battery charge. The I-Driver is a power screwdriver, designed with a pivot head to get into very tight spaces. The Brute Tough drill and driver is very powerful and versatile. It can be used for a variety of projects. Bosch offers consumers something not many other power tool manufacturers have. It is called the Flexible Power System. With many of their power tools including drills and saws, you get to choose the minimum weight and the maximum power you want from that particular power tool. Are you in the market for several power tools? One of the best selling products offered by Bosch is the five Pak. This is an 18 volt cordless tool kit. The Hammer Drill/Driver is the same as having a drill, a driver, and a hammer. The Circular saw is very powerful and comes with safety features for your protection. There is a reciprocating saw, great for precision cutting. The jigsaw is great for most any kind of cut that takes place away from the outer edge of the materials. You will also get a great drop light and a heavy duty bag to carry it all in. As if that wasn't enough you will also get two battery chargers, a drill bit holder, various saw blades, and two extra batteries. This power tool kit has everything you need to complete a variety of home improvement products at a price of about $500. If that is more than your budget can handle, consider purchasing reconditioned Bosch power tools. You will be able to purchase them at 40% less than the retail price of that particular power tool. The Bosch website has information on the various reconditioned power tools they have available at this time. They come with a one year warranty and a thirty day money back guarantee. You will also get a certification of authenticity. Bosch takes customer satisfaction very seriously. They strive to meet the needs of every customer. Bosch understands that down time with your tools affects your productivity. That can cost you time, money, or both. All Bosch power tools are guaranteed to be free from defects. Each comes with a one year warranty, a thirty day money back guarantee, and a one year service plan. If you need repairs to a Bosch power tool, contact them directly. They work with service providers all over the world who will repair your Bosch power tool quickly and effectively. Generally, this can be done at any location that sells Bosch power tools. You are guaranteed your power tool will be ready within five days. You can purchase Bosch power tools at most hardware stores and home improvement stores including Ace Hardware and Home Depot. They offer reliable power tools at a very comparable price. Bosch power tools are very versatile and meet or exceed the required safety requirements of the industry. You won't be disappointed with the power tools you purchase from the Bosch brand. Black & Decker Power Tools Black and Decker power tools are well known for their trade mark colors of black and bright orange. They offer a complete line of power tools, featuring every kind you can imagine. Their power tools include saws, routers, grinders, saws, drills, and power screwdrivers. There isn't a power tool out there you may need that Black and Decker doesn't manufacture. The company began in 1917, only making drills. The concept was designed by Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker. By 1928, Black & Decker was beginning to introduce power tools after they took over a small company called Van Dorn Electric Tools. They began making improvements to that line of power tools to come up with the quality power tools we have come to trust today. The black and orange design was implemented in 1984. It clearly identifies any power tool as one belonging to the Black & Decker family. In 1987 Black & Decor hit the Fortune 500 list of top ranking United States based industrial companies. They were also recognized for having the best sales force and customer service in the industry. This was based on a consumer survey. They continue to take pride in there sales department and their quality customer service today. It has served them well, with annual sales over $1 billon. Black & Decker offers a full line of replacement parts and accessories for all their power tools. This means you can always find what you are looking for, even if your Black & Decker power tool is a few years old. You will find Black & Decker power tools with and without cords. If you are on the go with your power tools, then consider purchasing a Black & Decker power station. It is the perfect solution for recharging any Black & Decker power tool. Black & Decker power tools sell well in the United States, but they often don't get the credit they deserve. This is due to bigger and better competitors taking up the spotlight. However, they more than make up for it when you take a look at the amount of power tools they sell in other countries. However, Black & Decker should be recognized for always keeping the consumer in mind with their products. We all know how important it is to operate any power tool properly. Black & Decker supports this as well. They want consumers to be safe using their power tools as well as get the best possible project results while using them. You can go to their website on the internet and find free videos and tutorials that walk you through how to properly use them. This is also a wonderful way to see all a particular power tool from their line has to offer you. The top selling Black and Decker power tool on the market right now is the Handisaw. It is a very powerful, cordless tool. It is popular because the design allows you to cut almost anything, anywhere you need to. It is very easy to change the blade on it. The Handisaw is also very light and easy to maneuver. It also features a fast charging base to help you get the job done. Regardless of the Black & Decker power tool you are interested in, you can be assured you are purchasing it from a very reputable company that is dedicated to providing consumers with reliable power tools that are effective, efficient, and safe to use. If you aren't sure which Black & Decker power tool is right for you or for your particular project, as the sales associate at your retailer. They will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have. You can also research the various Black & Decker power tools on the internet. Remember, Black & Decker offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, so if you aren't happy with the power tool for any reason you can return it. That says a lot about the dedication of this company as well as their desire to sell the best possible power tools. All about the Dremel A Dremel is a high speed power tool. Consumers love the Dremel because it is very light weight and compact. It is a versatile power tool that is commonly used for wood work and crafts. While the Dremel is classified as a power tool, it has some unusual uses over the years. In the 1940's, the Dremel was used by the Department of Defense to help create the first atomic bombs. During the war, the Dremel was commonly used to reduce the amount of scar tissue from wounds. It has been used to remove tattoos and even by dentists to shape dentures. Today, the Dremel is the number one rotary tool in the world. That is quite an accomplishment with millions of them to choose from. The Dremel has over 200 accessories offered, giving it versatility. The possibilities of what you can do with a Dremel are endless. There are many different models of the Dremel tool. The 400 Series XPR offers high speeds as well as great quality. It is the most versatile of the Dremel series. The 300 Series is a precision tool. It is very compact and has several speeds to choose from. The Digital Rotary Dremel is very advanced. It features a LCD readout and an electronic feedback control. This Dremel model is commonly used by the science field. The original Dremel tool, the MultiPro is great for crafts and for doing hobbies. This is the top selling Dremel model, with various speeds. The two speed MultiPro gives you the option of a high or low speed for better control. The Single Speed MultiPro Dremel is great for those who only want one speed, commonly for someone who plans to use the Dremel tool for the same type of project again and again. The Cordless MultiPro is very convenient as is the Cordless MiniMite. The fastest Dremel yet is the Lithium-ion Cordless model. This is the fastest and strongest cordless rotary tool available on the entire market. That is quite an accomplishment for the Dremel Corporation. The battery will stay charged for up to two years at a time. A very fun specialty Dremel is the orange and black pumpkin carving Halloween Dremel. It comes with an assortment of templates to help you make fun and creative jack-o-lanterns. Regardless of the Dremel tool that is the right power tool for you, be assured you are purchasing a very reliable and powerful tool. Each Dremel product is ergonomically correct so your hands won't get sore or cramped. They also have a soft-grip handle, making it comfortable to handle as well as giving you more control over the power tool. Dremel tools are very light weight so you can take them anywhere. You can also use them for lengths of time without the power tool feeling uncomfortable. There are two dials on the dual speed Dremel models. This allows you to control the speed with one and the power with the other. You will get free replacement brushes for the life of your Dremel tools as well as a five year warranty. With so many Dremel accessories to choose from, it is a good idea for you to research the right accessories for the particular project you are doing as well as for the Dremel power tool you own. You can save money buy purchasing a Dremel power tool kit. This comes with a carrying case, the Dremel power tool, and a wide assortment of the various accessories you may choose to use for that particular power tool. A Dremel is the perfect rotary power tool to add to your collection. They are very versatile and durable. You can choose from the various accessories to get even more use out of your Dremel power tool. You can purchase them at any hardware store or home improvement store. Some retail stores also carry a selection of Dremel tools and accessories. This is a brand you can trust to be very reliable. The five year warranty says a great deal about the dedication this manufacturer has for providing the consumer with a trustworthy power tool. All about Power Saws Power saws are used for small and large projects. Some of them are light weight and other projects involve heavy objects. Power saws are available in a variety of sizes and different volumes of power to ensure you can always find the right power saw for any need you have. The newer power saws often come with an infrared light that you follow as you cut. This is a perfect way to ensure your cuts are as straight as possible. The most common type of power saw is the chainsaw, used to cut down timber. They work well if you need to trim your trees or cut them down for firewood. On draw back of chainsaws is that the cut is often ragged so there is a great deal of splintering. Circular saws are used for a variety of home improvement projects. They are very versatile, so it is a great choice if you don't want to have to purchase several saws that you only use occasionally. Circular saws are powerful enough to cut through very thick wood. Make sure you choose one that has a high level of power and comes with the on/off location in an easy to reach location in the event you need to turn it off in a hurry. A mitre saw is a type of circular saw that works well for crosscutting. It is used to cut at exact angles, dimensions, and lengths. For very detailed work, a scroll saw works great. These are both very common tools used in woodworking. A saber saw works well to cut paneling and other thin, flexible materials. It is commonly referred to as a jigsaw. You want one that is sturdy and fits well in your hand. The quality of the saber saw isn't that important, but the quality of the blades you use in one is a very important issue that will impact your cuts. A table saw is used for bigger jobs or long pieces of material. It consists of a table with the saw blade located in the center of the table. This is a great way to have a surface to hold the other end of the material. A band saw is the best option when you need to cut something in the middle or away from the edge of a piece of material. The band saw has a small table with a very thin blade that comes down from the top. Clamp your material in place to line up with the bland and pull the top part of the band saw down. This is great for cutting out wall plugs and door knobs. There are several very small power saws as well. The crosscut saw is used when it is necessary to cut across the grain. A rip saw operates similar to a circular saw but it is smaller. A keyhole saw is used to make curved cuts or to put round holes in paneling and dry wall. Most saws are long lasting and durable. It is very important that you store them where the blade won't be a safety hazard. Make sure you unplug them after every use if you don't have a cordless saw. Since the last so long, it is important that you protect the blade. They can become rusty if you don't clean them after use. Never operate a saw with a rusty or bend blade. It is a potential safety hazard. Saws are very powerful tools. You should always were safety glasses while operating any type of saw. You also need to use any guards that come with the saw for your own protection. Make sure you fully understand how to operate the particular saw you are using. Take some time to investigate the right saw to use for your particular project. Some saws are very versatile and can be used for many different things. All about Power Screwdrivers Have you ever had to deal with a stubborn screw that just wouldn't go into the material like you wanted? How about one that wouldn't come out for you? This can be frustrating as well as time consuming. Power screwdrivers are a great solution for these issues. They are very efficient and inexpensive. In line power screwdrivers are designed for basic household projects. They aren't too powerful, but more than sufficient to get the job done. For heavy duty projects, consider using a drywall screwdriver. Some models offer various speeds. There are several models to choose from. Some are very similar in design to a basic screwdriver. Other are shaped like the number seven, with a handle for you to guide the screws in. Others come with a handle that pivot to help you get into just about any angle you can imagine. Select a power screwdriver that fits well in your hand. Some of the handles are rough and others have a soft, foam grip to them. Hold the power screwdriver in your hand and see how it feels after a few minutes. If you will be using it for lengths of time then comfort is very important. You don't want to end up with sore hands or blisters. Different power screwdrivers have varying amounts of torque power and speeds. You will want to compare this information before deciding on the power screwdriver you wish to purchase. Take some time to review what each power screwdriver is recommended for. Compare that to the projects you are likely to undertake with the power screwdriver. It is good idea to keep your power screwdriver fully charged. This will give you the best possible results from it. If the battery won't hold a charge for very long, you are going to have to replace the battery. Some people choose to purchase a second battery separately so that they can have one charging and one in the power screwdriver. This is highly recommended if you will be using the power screwdriver on a regular basis. For those of you who intend to use your power screwdriver regularly, consider purchasing a power screwdriver kit. It comes with a sturdy carrying case. Inside you will find the power screwdriver and a slot for each accessory. You will often get many sizes of tips to use. It will also include a power cord. Some of the power screwdriver kits also include an extra battery as well as a charger that plugs into your cigarette lighter. You can get a power screwdriver kit at a much better price than having to purchase accessories separately. Very few accidents actually occur from using a power screwdriver, but they can. While using a power screwdriver, remember the driving force behind it. Both of your hands should be away from the area that turns. The turning blade can slice your hand if you aren't careful. It is a good idea to use eye protection as well. Power screwdrivers will drive through most anything. It is very important that you make sure there are no power cords or wires behind the area where you are working. Keep your hair pulled away from your face as well. Leaning forward to see your progress can result in loose hair getting caught and twisted.
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