If you are serious about home improvement, you need power tools that are going to be powerful yet flexible partners with you and only the most innovative tools will do.
The following article will highlight the most reputable power tools that will help you as you work on project big and small. Each power tool category includes a brief description on what it is used for and what makes it distinct from other tools. This is meant to inform, educate and excite as you build out your own tool set.
Power Drills and Impact Drivers
The main purpose of an impact driver is to move large fasteners. Lag bolts and long screws are driven in more thoroughly by an impact driver. Moreover, with the use of drill bits you can also do some basic drilling functions. Power drills will help you achieve maximum efficiency in your projects and they can be used in a myriad of ways. These are crowd pleasing tools because they are the perfect combination of light and compact yet still incredibly powerful.
Circular Power Saws
A circular power saw can cut a plethora of different materials using either a blade or disc. This blade or disk moves in a rotary motion and continues to spin around an arbor.
On some tasks, circular saw can work like a table saw. Most often circular saws is used for making straight cut.
Read more on cutting notch with circular saw.
A sander uses a round pad and moves in a fashion that is known best as a random orbit which you can think of as moving and spinning in very small circles while creating a vibrating sensation that removes excess particles from the surfaces that you are treating. The sander can often be used to remove pieces of surface and smooth them out which makes it very versatile.
A router is a power tool that essentially serves to hollow out a substance that is very difficult to penetrate. Examples of materials that routers are useful in going through is plastic or a piece of wood. The main application for routers is in cabinets or other types of woodwork.
A rotary tool is a power tool that generally comes hand held. It allows you to use different types of attachments for different jobs. A rotary tool can be used to maximize performance in the most demanding projects but at the same time it can be used on those odd jobs that don’t need all that much horsepower. It is therefore the most flexible of the power tool suite.
An oscillating power tool moves very fast horizontally from side to side. You won’t be able to see most of the movement because oscillating at about twenty thousand strokes a minute. Oscillating tools are also very flexible in that they work sanding pads or even scrapers.
A grinder is a power tools that uses a circular blade for cutting. On the wheel’s surface, each abrasive bit will cut a small chip into/from your working subject through a process called shear deformation. This process is most often used with projects that have surfaces that are going to be prominently featured and neat a high quality finish.
Jointers and Planer Combination
Your jointer and planer combination offers incredible versatility. The jointer planer combination is a compact bench top that gives you mobility and this tool offers a blade guard, adjustment knobs and even a large dust port for making your job site a versatile place.
Drill presses are known for their speed and durability. These drill presses often include a precision laser light that allows you to get better alignment and centering. The quill stroke and table will tilt to any angle for increased versatility.
In this list, the tools were selected based upon functionality, power and ease of use. Those three criteria are only met by tools that are designed with the customer in mind. A wide variety of tools were included so that you could get a feel for the wide spectrum of functions in the power tool space. You are encouraged to open your mind to new tools that will allow you to do more than you ever imagined before.