How to Pick New Power Tools

How to Pick New Power Tools

If you’re considering buying some new power tools, think about these points before taking the plunge.

There are certain tools that every homeowner should have so that they have the ability to take on the occasional odd job or home maintenance task if they need to. But tools are sometimes like chips – once you have one, you want more. There’s a lot of satisfaction to be had from doing a job yourself with your own tools. If you’re considering buying some new power tools, think about these points before taking the plunge and spending your hard-earned money.

Tool Features

Most power tools on the market today are going to offer some sort of special feature. Do your research about what features are offered and which are really useful. Don’t be drawn in by bells and whistles that you don’t actually need, especially if you’re going to be paying more for them.

Safety Rating

Another thing you should research about every tool you consider buying is safety. Has the tool been recalled? If so, have the issues been fixed? Take time to read the buyer reviews as well.

Cord Type

One of your first considerations is going to be choosing between corded or cordless tools. If you opt for corded tools, they can be either electric or pneumatic. Corded tools are usually more powerful than their cordless counterparts, but they don’t offer as much freedom of movement because you’re tethered by the cord.

Battery Type

If you opt for cordless tools, research the battery. Try to make sure the different tools you have can share a battery (if they use the same type); then you can buy some of your tools “bare” (without a battery included) and save some money. You will also save space because you won’t have a separate battery and charger for every single tool.


As with just about any purchase, it is vital to set and stick to a tool budget. The thing about tools is that the price of the actual tool is often not the total costs. Many types of tools need additional equipment or accessories, such as belts, blades, or bits. Look into the accessories your dream tool list will require and account for those in your budget as well.

Job Types

Finally, what types of jobs are you likely to be trying to do with these tools? Are you really going to be changing out your windows or replacing your own siding? Be realistic about the tools you really need to own and will use. If they’re just going to get rusty in your basement, you may as well save your money.

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