Power Tools

Cord or Cordless Power Tools: How Do You Choose?

When it is time to purchase power tools for the first time or replace those you already have, an important decision is whether to buy cord or cordless tools. Although cordless versions (battery-powered) have been around for awhile, their numbers have really increased over the past few years, and let’s face it – whatever helps you get the job done more easily and more efficiently is a big drawing card. Cordless tools have become very popular for good reasons, but plug-ins still have their place in the workroom.

The major factor in choosing cord or cordless tools is the use you intend to make of the tool (i.e., daily, weekly, or occasionally), and features of the particular tool you are considering like a cordless miter saw, jig saw, or a drill). If you need lots of power for a big job or many big jobs, you need either a plug-in or a top-of-the-line cordless no matter what tool it is.

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Reasons to Buy Cordless Tools

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Which Brands Should You Consider?

Inexpensive power tools are great if you are planning to use a particular tool for only an occasional quick-and-easy job. For bigger projects, check out models at the mid-range price or better. Some brands offer models in all price ranges so do your homework and consult consumer reviews and reports. When choosing a cordless tool, Bosch, Ryobi, Craftsman, Delta and Ridgid offer reliable mid-to-high range priced tools, and for projects needing lots of power, consider Hitachi, Makita, and DeWalt.

Weigh the advantages of the cord or cordless tools that best meet your needs and shop online for great deals. Have fun!

About the Author:
Scott Gray is currently a home improvement, handyman enthusiast and freelance writer who enjoys providing tips to consumers who are in the market for hand and power tools like Dewalt table saws.