Top 10 Cordless Power Tools
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
March 21, 2012
Filed Under Home Improvement
Contributed by David Galassi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Whether it be for condo living, in a handyman’s corner of the basement or a professional workshop, cordless power tools make life easier and have become a mainstay for all aspects of repair projects, new construction, assembly or craft work.
No longer are bulky and cumbersome extension cords needed and those projects well away from any power source have become very accessible. Work in your driveway, tree house, out shed or on your boat. The ease at which these tools can be stored, used and transported makes for a streamlined approach to any task. Cordless power tools are also much lighter than standard power tools.
The battery pack from like manufacturers can make battery charging and power supply switch-outs a breeze. Set up a charging station on your work bench and rotate your charged batteries. Have several more batteries than you have tools so each tool has full power available at all times. In-tool warning lights can let the workman know the degree of charge remaining in the battery.
The list the top ten cordless power tools available is as follows and grows every day.
10. The drill driver
One of the most basic of cordless power tools, the cordless drill, in all its incarnations is useful for all types of drilling and screw driving along with assembly attachments for projects.
9. The hammer drill
Used in hard surface drilling such as concrete, stone and masonry.
8. The circular saw
Great for small projects and large cuts alike.
7. The sander
Whether it be an orbital, detail or palm sander the cordless aspect make for easier access to hard to reach places.
6. Trouble light and flashlight
A hanging trouble light or cordless flashlight is perfect for dark areas and inspection tasks prior to service.
5. Reciprocating saw
The cordless reciprocating saw is great for demolition and hard to saw positions. Tree pruning, crafting and model making are other uses.
Drives nails at hard to reach areas, right- and 45-degree angles and overhead application.
3. Impact driver
Great for tightening/loosening nuts and bolts, driving lag bolts or working on most marine and automotive projects.
2. Multi Tool
Great for all craftsman and hobbyist alike. Trim, grind, sand, detail cut or mill most any material from the hundreds of attachments available for this handy little helper.
1. Right angle drill driver
Hard to access drill locations and assembly of projects almost always calls for that hard to reach hole of bolt position. The right angle driver allows for easy position access to all locations and frees the other hand to hold a wrench or position a component for assembly.
Cordless tools are great for small work areas, ladder work, and small work bench projects coupled with hard to reach locations. Add to that the safety feature of not running line voltage in wet areas and the avoidance of cut cords. No installer, assemblyman, craftsman or hobbyist should be without a full array of cordless tools.