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Choosing the Right Power Tools for the Job

February 13, 2018 6:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s imperative that you choose the right power tools for the job. Otherwise, you could end up wasting time and money, and even cause damage to your project. Here’s some of what you need to know before you arrange your next power tool rental in Franklin, NC.

What is a power tool?

A power tool is any tool that requires an additional power source to operate properly, oftentimes in addition to manual labor such as guiding, lifting or pushing the hand tool. In fact, power is one of the most important factors in a power tool, because without power the tool is basically useless. Let’s take a look at the most common types of additional power sources so you can choose the right type of power for your next job:

  • Battery chargers: These are great for cordless power tools, but make sure the batteries are fully charged before using them. The more difficult the job, the more juice the tool will use.
  • Air compressors: Pneumatic tools get their power from compressed air, as opposed to electricity.
  • Extension cords: Tools pulling power from extension cords will have a steady power supply all day long. These long and strong cords let the user move far and wide around the work floor or job site.

Essential Power Tools

The following are must-have power tools for most any job site. Make sure you’re choosing the right tool before leaving the rental shop:

  • Oscillating multi-tool: Multi-tools have interchangeable heads, making them usable for a variety of applications. You can use an oscillating multi-tool for sanding, trimming, pipe cutting, paint removal and so much more. Just switch out the attachment—oscillating tools come with a variety of them, including wood blades, sanding pads, metal blades and adapters—with one that is designed for the job at hand.
  • Reciprocating saw: If the job is remodeling work or demolition, then you’ll likely need a reciprocating saw. Used by general contractors, plumbers and electricians, this type of saw can cut through almost any material, including piping, cast iron and nail-infused studs. Reciprocating saw blades are available in various lengths up to 12 inches to allow them to fit into tight spaces.
  • Impact driver: Most homeowners have used a cordless drill around the house to drive screws at some point. However, if you plan on driving a lot of screws for a job, you might want to look into the benefits of an impact driver. It has a gear that adds torque through the driver’s rotation, so this tool is made to drive screws into materials quickly and efficiently. It is small and light, and requires minimal effort on the user’s part.
  • Nailer: There are many different power nailers to choose from, but you can narrow down your options depending on what you need it for. The firing method is an important factor. For example, a nailer with “bump” drives nails in by bumping. This is the preferred firing option for those needing to drive a lot of nails quickly, one after another.

Pay a visit to Koster Equipment Sales & Rental LLC for your next power tool rental in Franklin, NC. We look forward to helping you!

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