Below are few Factor to consider when identifying a good power tool.

  • Torque

This refers to the force that causes rotation. Considering the torque of a power tool before purchasing is very essential. Reason being that the Torque of a tool is the number 1 factor that determines if the power tool in question is fit, under-fit or over -fit for the job you have in mind, some tools like the Dewalt DCD771C2 or Makita XPH012 are made to feature a very high torque, making them fit for tough task like hard drill and tough driving.  These high torques are too hard for light tasks like screw driving because if they are used for these light tasks, they may end up stripping the screw and chewing the thread.

identifying a good power tool

  • Weight

This is a major factor in identifying a good power tool. Although heavyweight tools still litter the markets today, gone are the days when people purchase these tools weighing as high as 12 pounds. Tools like Hitachi WH10DFL 12V, Makita XDT042 18V , or Dewalt’s best collections of 20V drills kits among many others are made lightweight and flexible. This factor make them better choices for some power tools users. Nobody want to purchase a power tool that that brings about an extra stress when put to use. The noise coming from some of these tools when used, are enough stress.

  • Noise

Sound should also be put into consideration when picking a power tool. New models of tools like the Makita XDT042 18V have been modified to reduce noise and enhance better atmosphere during use. This feature is made in consideration of home users who have kids. Excessive noise in drill might be coming from the chuck, in which case, you might need to change the chuck.

  • Battery

The Lithium Ion Battery and Ni-cad Battery among many others, are some battery type featured in power tools. The best is the Lithium Battery, which is a member of a family of rechargeable battery types that are made of lithium ions. These Lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging, retaining it strength and ensuring durability. This makes the Lithium Ion a good source of power for power tools as they can be relied on. But in the past couple of months, Matika has come up with a good modifiaction that has ushered in, a better light in terms of battery. This battery is a part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up and the world’s most technologically inclined tools and are identified with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside. Tools like the Makita XDT042 18V impact driver is powered by the Star Protected battery with the star symbol. These batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. They are reputed for delivering sufficient power and excellent long life.

  • Power

A tool’s power is also another factor to consider when picking a power tool. Power tools are available in a wide variety of Voltage capacity. This Voltage capacity varies by tool types. A power tool like the Impact driver or Cordless drill might feature a range of 4V – 45V while the Table saw features as high as 120V capacity on the average. It would be good to bear in mind that the higher the voltage, the more powerful the tool will be, and generally, the more expensive. The voltage of a power tools is usually printed on the side of the tool’s battery.

Amps(A) × voltage(V) = Watts.

  • Grip

Comfortability in tools can never be over emphasized, as this is what consumers/user are always ready to welcome. Featuring ergonomic designs, top tools’ brands have designed handles that are as soft as cotton, to enhance grip comfortability and firmness. You should definitely look out for this when picking out a tool. Examine its handle and its contour to make sure it fits into your hand before purchasing.

With these few points, identifying a good power tool wouldn’t be as hard and complicated as it seems.

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