Humans use of tools is the one thing that separates them from the rest of the animal kingdom. The species has evolved from chipping away at rocks to create spearheads to designing and using some of the most intricate tools in existence.
Although many people still believe that there are some construction and carpentry projects that hand tools are best suited for, there are many other tasks around the home that can be completed easier by using electric tools.
Besides, electric tools create dust and make noise. These are some things that can appeal to those who enjoy working with their hands.
The following are some electric tools that are used the most often in homes, and the ways you can use them in the home.
A cordless drill is one of the most important electric tools used in the home. When you have one of these drills in your home, you will be able to tackle any type of drilling tasks such as small pilot holes or larger holes for electrical wires. You will also be able to drive fasteners like beefy lag bolts or smaller screws.
There are many different types of cordless drills on the market to choose from. If you are looking for a cordless drill that is lightweight, choose from a variety of compact 12v drills. However, if you want one that is a lot more durable and can tackle tougher tasks, an 18v cordless drill is probably a better option.
If you plan to use the cordless drill around the home often, you can pay a little more now and be assured that you have a tool that will last longer than a few years.
When you are trying to cut through sheet goods or tougher materials, nothing will get the job completed faster than a circular saw. On the other hand, if you only need to cut through a few pieces of wood once a year, a handsaw may be a better choice. However, if you need to cut through several pieces of wood, a circular saw can have the job completed in a few minutes.
Always keep safety in mind when using these saws. They will cut through your skin and bones just as easily as they cut through pieces of wood.
These saws are available with or without cords. Most people choose the corded option, and corded circular saws are further broken down into traditional and heavy duty (worm drive).
If you like to complete DIY projects around the home, a corded traditional circular saw will likely be sufficient enough. A worm drive circular saw is best used by carpenters and framers in bigger construction projects.
This long and slender tool has a head that is compatible with a variety of attachments for scraping, grout removal, grinding and wood cutting. The benefit of using this tool is that it can help you quickly complete smaller jobs without creating a huge mess in the process.
These are some of the most used electric power tools used in the home. If you want the thrill of working on projects around your home, add one or two of these tools to your toolbox.