How to choose a power tool for home
Ordinary repairs in the house or in the country, backyard work, garage - every person successfully copes with all these problems. Therefore, if you do not want to call a specialist every time a power socket has broken or you need to drill a hole for the eaves, we advise you to purchase your own set of power tools, starting from a screwdriver to welding and welding electrodes. The choice of these goods today is huge: they can be bought in any city in specialized stores, shopping centers, in the markets and even on the Internet. How to choose a power tool, what criteria to follow? Let's try to give the main answers to these difficult questions.
There are several classifications of electrical equipment, and a few key characteristics that should guide your purchase. First of all, it is worth knowing that all tools are divided into professional and amateur. Professional tools have great resources and power, are designed for uninterrupted and long-term work, better quality.Drills, planes, perforators and other devices for professionals have additional options for safety and comfort (soft start, overload protection, vibration-damping handles, etc.) Therefore, such a power tool is much higher than amateur. However, the majority of home-grown craftsmen prefer to use non-professional equipment, as they do not use it all the time, but occasionally, they don’t want to pay extra money.
Any seller will ask you what tool you are interested in: electric or battery? The latter is indispensable in the event that you need to carry out work away from the electrical networks - for example, in a garage, on a building site, etc. Basically, for home use take those electric tools that are designed for a fixed network.
When choosing a tool, consider such nuances as:
• fixing the start button. This thing allows you to work without constantly holding a button, which makes it easier to work and focus on tasks;
• reverse. The desired function in the drill;
• smooth start;
• dust removal system. It will make your work more accurate and safe.Such a function is useful for a planer, grinding machine, jigsaw.
Concerning the mass of the instrument, one can say one thing: the choice of a lighter model is not always justified. The manufacturer simply replaced the metal parts with plastic, which can not affect its reliability and performance.