Power tools make jobs faster and easier and as such every home, workshop and more should have at least one version of several different tools. Both cordless and corded tools make a difference when trying to get a project done.
While this is widely known, what is lesser known is that the right tool as well as the best tool for the job can make a significant difference in getting the job done well. It is true that a drill can drill or fasten but the right drill can get the job done with less fuss and stress. The right saw can make solid cuts the first time. The right tool makes all the difference.
Get the Right Tool
There are several tools that should be a part of every tool collection or kit. A circular saw, a reciprocating saw, a power drill, a jig saw and a router. These tools along with a hammer and a set of wrenches can accomplish just about every average task.
Of course, a person who wants a fully fledged workshop or who is a contractor has more tools of different variations but these tools will still be found there. That is because these five tools are the most capable of handling a wide range of applications.
Even with these tools it is important to get the right tool. To be the right tool it must be high quality and affordable as well as fitting the operator. A unwieldy tool is an unused tool.
This is why getting the right tool and the best tool is what is necessary to keep the project on track. Below is a representative of each of the tools mentioned above, each are top quality and affordable and are great in their class. Each one is more than capable of handling a range of applications from residential use to light commercial.
Five Best Hand Tools
Bestselling Power Jig Saw
The Black & Decker Model #JS660 Jig Saw can make straight or angled cuts and uses a variable speed dial to switch between 7 different speeds. The top speed being 3,000 RPMs, more than enough to cut through materials.
It uses a quick change blade system and the motor produces 5 amps. It comes with a two year warranty and would make a great tool for any kit.
Best Inexpensive Reciprocating Saw
Reciprocating saws are perfect for making vertical cuts and for handling objects such as pipes and more. This specific saw -the Black & Decker Model #BDCR20B Reciprocating Saw is a 20 Volt system and is fast charging so you can get back to work.
The foot is pivoting to provide plenty of stability, no matter the cut and it uses a tool less blade system for for fast and easy blade changes.
It has a 7/8 stroke length and has up to 3,000 strokes per minute. This saw is great for cutting wood, limbs, metal, pipes including copper and more and is great for residential or commercial use.
Best Cordless Circular Saw for the Money
Makita is well known for its quality tools and this cordless circular saw is no exception. The Makita Model #XSS02Z Circular Saw has a wide foot for stability and a bevel with up to 50 degrees of angle for wide angle cuts and rips.
The high quality motor delivers up to 3,700 RPMs and can make rips or cuts effortlessly up to 2.25 inches. It is contoured to reduce operator fatigue and vibratory stresses and the saw weighs in at only 7.3 pounds, making it comfortable to use.
This is a top quality saw that can be used in commercial or residential applications and certainly would be excellent for a workshop.
Best Rated Lightweight Drill on the Market
If there is one tool that is an absolute must for any kit, it is the DEWALT Model #DCD790B Impact Drill/Driver. Dewalt is the leading manufacturer of power tools and this drill uses brushless technology to run longer than others.
It uses a 20 Volt system to provide power and performance with dual speeds with the top being 2,000 RPM. It has a multiposition clutch so you can get the right torque for the right fit. The chuck is keyless, making bit changes fast and easy and it comes with an LED light mounted on the tool foot for seeing into tight spaces.
The tool is a little over 7 inches so it can get into and out of tight areas with ease. It is also contoured for operator comfort and to reduce fatigue. This is an excellent cordless drill that should be in every home, workshop and tool kit.
Best Rated Compact Router Kit
As mentioned above, Dewalt is a leading manufacturer of power tools and this router is among the top in the class. The electric 1.25 horsepower motor delivers high torque for precise cuts. The DEWALT Model #DWP611 Router has an easy to use adjustment ring and uses quick change bits for fast changeouts.
It has a clear sub base and dual LED lights so you can easily see the workspace and cutting areas. It is compact and very ergonomic and thus easy to handle and use. Perfect for putting the finishing touches on any project.
With any power tool, always read the operator’s manual for the longevity of the tool and your safety. Remember to always wear the appropriate safety gear during use and make sure you are fully aware of your surroundings, for your safety and that of others.