As a contractor, I get a lot of people requesting what are the best Home Improvement Hand Tools that they should use for their renovations when remodeling. To answer that question, one of the biggest considerations you need to know about is the type of improvement and project size.
Home Improvement Hand Tools
This website will dedicate to providing you with all the top brand names of hand tools that most contractors have come to know and trust. Here you will learn what tools work the best for each type of job and why the best tools are not always the best tool to use for certain jobs while the best tool may be what you want and need for others. Get the full insight to why as a contractor we use the tools we do when it comes to all the different types of renovations. So whether you’re a DIY kind of person or one of the tradespeople in the trades you will find this site has a lot to offer.
So what do you say, we get the ball rolling with what this site is all about!
To get started, how about I make some different sub-titles to allow you to read up on everything I’ll now present to you, or you can directly jump to the areas that interest you most.
What’s in a Brand Name Tool?
Brand name tools are one topic that can cause significant debates about who thinks which tools are the best to use for one brand compared to another. As I start creating multiple posts on each brand type as this site progress through the months to come, that we will be covering many brands such as Dewalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, Hitachi and the list will go on giving the pros and cons for each type. Are discussions will not just talk about the different brands but also take us into specific tools such as reciprocating saws, circular saws, multi-tools, radio arm saws, chop saws, table saws. We’ll get into covering an entire range of subjects dealing with each of the brands as this website ages to give you the best insight you can get for making the best decision for all your tool selections. A major part of that decision is whether or not you need one of the best brands or will a lower quality brand be good enough for you, and we’ll also discuss that as well.
Are Tool Accessories that important?
Now some of you may be wondering how important are tool accessories when it comes to using them in conjunction with your home improvement hand tools. Nowadays you will find some companies create accessories for tools and do not even have their brand of tools to use their products with but do create excellent products never the less. Most businesses that do create hand tools all have some form of accessories to go with the very tools they produce and some even make their accessories match up to some of the other brands specialty tools for use. Most companies these days know one of the worst things they could ever do is make a tool that is not compatible with all the main and essential accessories required to operate them on the job site. I’ll be writing posts about a lot of these different accessories as well comparing them from one brand to another so once again you will be able to make the best decision for your needs on what to use your tools.
What about the Powerless Hand Tools?
There was a time when just about every tool used operated without batteries and electricity if you can imagine that. Luckily for us, not only do we have a corded tool, we have battery operated tools that make our jobs even easier than ever before. The question we want to look at right now is using basic tools that operate on having no power that we still do use a lot believe it or not, but we do not always use all the power tools available to us. I will also create some posts about why we still choose to use powerless tools and look at the pros and cons for that decision. You’ll also discover why some tools to date just have not been invented yet to replace powerless individual tools and why you’ll still want to use them.
Specialty Tools do we need them?
Specialty tools are something that you could put into two broad categories. There are some tools you can do without by making due with other tools to get the job done, and the second is you need the tool to do the job properly. We will look into both aspects of when you can do without and when you should not try to do a particular job without the specialty tools required. The difference between having the right tool can make the job faster, easier, fantastic looking, etc. to taking longer, harder and looking like you should have hired somebody else for the job. You will also discover that there are also multi-functional tools that have the ability to replace two or more tools not only making your job easier but having less equipment to haul around to each job site that is also another concern when dealing with minimum storage space.
Battery versus Corded?
This conversation would have been very one-sided years ago when battery operated tools were much heavier, never held a charge very long and were not proficient at getting the job done properly. Batteries have come a long way these days that most contractors all use battery operated tools and would not consider leaving home without them. Other contractors and I have at least two-three tools at least that are capable of doing the same job. You never know when a tool could break, lose power and need battery operated tools, or you’re batteries are all discharged, and you need to have corded tools to continue with getting your work done.
Nowadays I find both types of power have their advantage.
Battery tools are quicker to get around from spot to spot throughout a house or building without the need to find a receptacle to plug into for power. On smaller jobs battery power saves you set up and clean up time compared to running extension cords to have power where you need it. Corded tools have the ability to still do jobs that battery operated tools are not produced yet to handle or have the right power capabilities to get the job done. Either way, depending on what your requirements are, you can be sure there is a tool for you to handle any renovation you are planning on doing with the home improvement hand tools of today.