The Ultimate Power Tool Guide in Banbridge

Power tools are the hallmark of a modern workshop because they make almost any task simple and fast. Whether you are a weekend warrior with a do-it-yourself or a to-do list or you are a contractor in need of professional-grade tools, the act of purchasing power tools comes with almost much fun just as when making use of them. However, it is expedient you ensure you have the right tools at hand before embarking on any project.

24 Litre Air Compressor & Tool Kit
24 Litre Air Compressor & Tool Kit
Wolf Dakota 90 Litre Air Compressor
Wolf Dakota 90 Litre Air Compressor
Wolf Cub 1.5HP 6 Litre Air Compressor
Wolf Cub 1.5HP 6 Litre Air Compressor
Richmond PAC-96-50 Air Compressor
Richmond PAC-96-50 Air Compressor
Wolf Sioux 50, 2.5HP,  50 Litre Air Compressor
Wolf Sioux 50, 2.5HP, 50 Litre Air Compressor
DeWALT DCK594P3 18 V,  6 Kit
DeWALT DCK594P3 18 V, 6 Kit
Makita DK18000 18V Cordless Kit  (2 Pieces)
Makita DK18000 18V Cordless Kit (2 Pieces)
MAKITA DK1829 18V Cordless 6 Piece Kit
MAKITA DK1829 18V Cordless 6 Piece Kit
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Kit  (4 Pieces)
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Kit (4 Pieces)
Bosch 18 V Professional Heavy Duty 6 Piece Kit
Bosch 18 V Professional Heavy Duty 6 Piece Kit
Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Hammer Drill
Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Lithium-Ion Hammer Drill
DEWALT 18V CORDLESS LITHIUM DRILL
DEWALT 18V CORDLESS LITHIUM DRILL
Black + Decker 18V Lithium Ion 2 Gear Hammer Drill
Black + Decker 18V Lithium Ion 2 Gear Hammer Drill
MAKITA 8391DWPE-TK 18V Combi Drill (+101 Pieces Set)
MAKITA 8391DWPE-TK 18V Combi Drill (+101 Pieces Set)
Black + Decker EPC18CA 18V NiCd Cordless Drill Driver
Black + Decker EPC18CA 18V NiCd Cordless Drill Driver
Black + Decker CD115A5 240V 710W 115mm Small Angle Grinder
Black + Decker CD115A5 240V 710W 115mm Small Angle Grinder
Silverline 264153 DIY 500W Angle Grinder 115mm
Silverline 264153 DIY 500W Angle Grinder 115mm
Bosch PWS 700-115 Angle Grinder
Bosch PWS 700-115 Angle Grinder
Silverline 563709 Silverstorm Angle Grinder, 115 mm 900 W
Silverline 563709 Silverstorm Angle Grinder, 115 mm 900 W
DeWalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Grinder
DeWalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion Grinder
Makita DTW281Z 18 V Cordless Li-Ion Impact Wrench
Makita DTW281Z 18 V Cordless Li-Ion Impact Wrench
New Clarke CEW1000 Electric Impact Wrench 240v
New Clarke CEW1000 Electric Impact Wrench 240v
DeWalt DCF899HN-XJ 18 V Cordless Impact Wrench
DeWalt DCF899HN-XJ 18 V Cordless Impact Wrench
Bosch Professional GDS18V-LI 18V Li-Ion Naked Impact Wrench
Bosch Professional GDS18V-LI 18V Li-Ion Naked Impact Wrench
Einhell 2048300 Blue BT-HS 12 Car Impact Wrench
Einhell 2048300 Blue BT-HS 12 Car Impact Wrench
Silverline 633524 18 Gauge Air Nailer Stapler, 50 mm
Silverline 633524 18 Gauge Air Nailer Stapler, 50 mm
Tacwise 0327 191EL 230V NAILER / STAPLER
Tacwise 0327 191EL 230V NAILER / STAPLER
Tacwise 140EL Electric Stapler/Nailer
Tacwise 140EL Electric Stapler/Nailer
Clarke CESNG1 Electric Stapler and Nailer 230 Volt
Clarke CESNG1 Electric Stapler and Nailer 230 Volt
Tacwise Duo 35 Electric Staple/Nail Gun
Tacwise Duo 35 Electric Staple/Nail Gun
Black + Decker KA280 230V Autoselect 4-in-1 Multi Sander
Black + Decker KA280 230V Autoselect 4-in-1 Multi Sander
Bosch PSM 100 A Multi-Sander
Bosch PSM 100 A Multi-Sander
Black + Decker KA161BC Mouse Detail Sander
Black + Decker KA161BC Mouse Detail Sander
Black + Decker KA2500K-GB 120W Mouse Sander
Black + Decker KA2500K-GB 120W Mouse Sander
Makita BO4556 240V Palm Sander Plus Clamp
Makita BO4556 240V Palm Sander Plus Clamp
Black + Decker RS890K-GB Scorpion-Powered Hand Saw
Black + Decker RS890K-GB Scorpion-Powered Hand Saw
Black + Decker KS890EK Scorpion Powered Handsaw
Black + Decker KS890EK Scorpion Powered Handsaw
Black + Decker KS890ECN Scorpion Saw
Black + Decker KS890ECN Scorpion Saw
Bosch PSA 700 E Multi-Saw
Bosch PSA 700 E Multi-Saw
Bosch PFZ 500 E All Purpose Saw
Bosch PFZ 500 E All Purpose Saw

From sanders and grinders to saws, power drills and routers, this ultimate power tool guide will give you an insight on the kind of power tools you need to have among your collections As a handyperson, knowing what and what is required for your project will make all the difference between a botched job and a nicely done project. As you embark on your journey to become a skilful handyman, here are some power tools you need to add to your arsenal.

Power Drills

While functioning as the most common power tools, power drills are used to fasten bolts, drive screws and drill holes into a variety of materials ranging from masonry to wood. However, depending on the intent of their usage, power drills can be configured as portable battery powered cordless drills, hand-held cord drills, and stationary drill presses. However, to get the job rightly done, you will need to make sure that the right amount of power is provided for the drill while ensuring that the right type of drill is employed.

Additionally, it is needful to note the most common types of power drills. For ease of use on certain projects, they typically come in three grip configurations which include T-handle, pistol grip and right angle drills. The most common configuration is pistol grip drills. The drill which is constructed with a trigger on the grip is basically designed for everyday use.

The T-handle drill is meant for heavier applications, such as drilling masonry or even concrete. Although it is relatively similar to the conventional pistol grip drills, it, however, includes a secondary grip that helps the operator exert extra pressure or force on the drilled surface while allowing for two-handed operation.

However, there are certain locations where neither the pistol grip nor the T-handle drills can be used. This is where the right angle drills come in. They are commonly used in areas where access is tight or limited. As the term implies, right angle drills have their heads set at a right angle.

Power Saws

Power saws are used to cut through seemingly hard materials. They come in varying styles and brands. So, it is very important to get the right type of saw when purchasing a power saw. The market is populated with many brands of saws. Some popular brands include Delta, Craftsman, Black & Decker, Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt, Ryobi, Ridgid, and Skil.

Also, depending on their specific functions, power saws fall into different categories. Apart from knowing the most appropriate power saw for the job, it is also very needful to know how to safely use them. Some power saws are not movable i.e. they are stationary. One of which is the band saw. These power saws are designed with a platform through which a blade runs vertically. They are majorly used to cut small or large pieces of tile, metal or wood stock.

One of the most popular power saws in the industry is the circular saw. This is one essential cutting tool that no woodworker would want to do without. When placed on a table or platform, this type of saw is commonly used to cut straight lines. Most circular saws have cords, however, there are cordless models.

Some saws are used for intricate decorative work. These are mostly smaller band saws that usually come with extremely thin blades. Scroll saws are a typical example. These are essential cutting tools for most craft enthusiasts. While allowing for easy manipulation in any direction, scroll saws are commonly found in table-top models with a thin blade that runs vertically through a platform.

Some other power saws you may find handy for certain projects include mitre saw, jigsaws, table saws, tile saws, reciprocating saws etc.

Router

This is a very flexible power tool that is mostly used to cut grooves in wood pieces for dovetailing connections and other types of joinery jobs. Most woodworking craftsmen, use the router to create decorative finish designs. To ensure proper functionality and the smooth going of any project, there is need to know how to safely use the tool. While featuring a carbide-topped router bit or drive shaft and steel, the router can be used with a variety of bits for certain tasks.

Sanders

Sanders come in different varieties which allow for specific functions. For small projects like working on a flat wood surface, palm sanders are more suitable because they are very portable with a rounded top knob that can be held in the palm. However, for heavy-duty jobs and larger projects, the orbital sanders are more appropriate as they call for two-handed operation. Belt sanders are more effective at quickly removing multiple coats of old paint or large quantities of wood stock.

Grinders

If you are looking for a power tool that can be used to cut, shape and finish various materials, then you will need to have a grinder. A bench grinder will help you to remove rust from smaller objects, shape handheld items, and sharpen tools on a workbench. However, if your projects are too big to move to a bench, then go for a hand-held grinder.

In conclusion, the power tool you need depends on the job you have at hand. So, if you are looking to have any of these tools in your collection, then you should ensure that they are relevant to your project. When using power tools, it is very important to follow all warning and manufacturer safety recommendations as this can make your project go easy and fast.

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