At Home Improvement Hand Tools, it’s not just about power tools for sale but more about why as contractors we use the tools we do. We’ll give you the reason as contractors we choose different brands over other brands when it comes to home renovations.
Power Tools For Sale
Most people will agree there are more tools than you’d care to count and climbing. With all the different brand names out there, which tools are the worthy contenders one should purchase.
To answer that question we need to take a serious look at a few things.
What does the Tool need to accomplish?
What the tool needs to achieve will be any job or project you are about to embark on that you plan on doing. Whenever you decide to build or renovate anything, you’re going to need some tools. Whether these tools are new or old, makes no difference so long as they work. There are those that believe they need all brand new tools and the best of tools to build a house say. Most of you already know this is not true, you just need tools in good working order. So if we use building or renovating a house, what sort of tools do we need? Let’s break this question down shall we into groups.
Brand new tools
Brand new tools always the best option, not always the practical one. Who doesn’t love brand new tools when you need to build or repair something. The reality of the situation depends on what your about to do the tools can cost more than your project. If we use the example of building or renovating a house, you could be talking thousands to tens of thousands of dollars which is money better spent on the home.
So as nice as it would be, all brand new tools is only for the wealthy which most of us are not. And truth be known, most wealthy people hire out all the work and may not even own any tools, and some of them that are into tools have a full collection that is new or like new. Having all brand new tools is off the table, but that doesn’t matter. When you buy quality tools, you’ll be able to have a full collection of what you want, composed of brand new and others that operate like new.
Borrowing tools have always been something friends have been doing forever and will continue. This approach is one method that has worked in the past and will continue to work. If you’re doing a major renovation of your home, good chances are you do not have all the tools you need. Borrowing the extra tools you need saves you from purchasing them yourself so you can focus you budget on your renovation. Depending who your friends are, they may even have the time to help you with those renovations.
A good rule of thumb to do when it does come to improvements and tools. If you’re the type of person that likes working with tools and doing lots of projects. Then each time you do any reasonable size project, buy yourself, at least, one tool or accessories as part of the project. If you do this every time, you will be surprised at the collection of tools you’ll have ready for the next projects.
Now, what do you do when you or your friends do not have the tools required for the job, you rent! Some people would be thinking what tools would I have to rent that my friend or I may not have. Well unless your friend is a contractor or seriously loves collecting tools and even then you may still need to rent.
Let’s look at some examples:
You’re going to reshingle a shed or the roof on your home. You can use a hammer, which is not, too bad on a smaller shed but you may want to think twice about the entire house. You or your friend have the compressor and hoses but may need to rent the roofing gun.
How about doing some tile work. You may have a grinder and just need to purchase a diamond wheel for the grinder but do you own a cutter or have a wet saw if you require cutting stone for instance. Again this is where you could just simply rent a cutter or wet saw to get the job done.
What if you decided you needed to bend some aluminum in a brake to fix or replace some fascia. A brake is one of those tools that you’re going to want to rent unless your friend is a contractor that does exterior work on homes.
This option is one that can easily be overlooked when purchasing tools that you may want. As great as it is to have brand new tools, never forget about the opportunity of having quality used tools. You can look at this in a few different ways. The first and most obvious is when you can not afford the higher cost of tools you buy it second at a lower price. You need a bunch of tools to get started and to buy them second hand will put them in your price range. How about there are certain tools you would like to own knowing your not going to use them very much, so you buy them second hand. You have the money for standard tools but want a better quality, so you purchase them second hand.
There are many reasons on why you could buy tools second hand. The trick is to acquisition them in the best operating condition as possible so you’ll have a good life expectancy from them when you go to use them.
Power tools for sale as we both know can come in a few different forms, and you need to acquire them in a manner that best suits your needs. I believe everybody should have some collection of home improvement hand tools whether you rent your home or own one. You never know when you may require to fix or adjust something, and for anybody looking to do any form of renovations, tools are a must have.
How Often Will The Tools Be Used
How often will the tools be used is a consideration that will be different for each person according to what it is your doing and your abilities. Another thing to mention is the space you can store any tools you wish to own. As a contractor, I use my tools consistently where the average homeowner requires tools very seldom. Everybody is going to fit somewhere between using tools a little bit to there in my hands daily. Only you know where your tool usage will be.
I feel there will always be a need for some tools regardless of who you are. A simple toolkit or case of different screwdrivers or interchangeable tips, hammer, wrenches, pliers and maybe even some sockets with a racket or two. A small kit such as this will take care of simple repairs or hanging things around the apartment or house.
Another great tool if you want to make things even easier is to have a drill kit that could be corded or cordless. Nowadays having the cordless is the way to go but if you hardly ever use one, the corded drill is cheaper and will never have a dead battery when you need it. Cordless tools are better if you use them on a regular basis or always to keep up with charging them.
Handy Around The Home
Anyone looking to be handy around the home should step there game up by having not only some of the basic hand tools available, but also have a few power tools around.
These tools could be corded or cordless and with the quality of tools today I would choose to have the cordless. To save money and have a better collection of gear for the money, I would buy a combo kit. By having a combo package, you get the same batteries to run each tool, without having too many batteries and not requiring different chargers to keep your tools ready for use.
The primary cordless tools that I would want would be:
and a Light
Taking On Projects
If You’re taking on projects, then all of the above. They could all be the cordless tools or corded, but I would have all the ones listed for handy around the home and add some more other than the nice to have.
I would be looking at having the:
Finish Nailer and Compressor Kit
Radial Arm Saw
Full Out Personal Home Renovations
Doing full out personal home renovations you may consider having a field day on the type and amount of tools you can buy and own. In a case like this instead of me saying what I would purchase, I’ll list the gear I believe you do not need to own and just go out and borrow them if you can or rent them instead.
A Brake for bending aluminum for fascia etc.
Staging for working around the house
Large Tile Wet Saw
Cutter for tile work?
One of the Larger Generators?
Guillotine Cutter for laminate etc.?
The tools with the question mark behind them could be tools that you feel are a must, depending on your circumstances for how much and what type of home improvement hand tools you need.
When it comes to running any form of business, the type and amount of equipment or gear you require will depend on the size and trades your company has employed. Some occupations require more tools than others, and how many employees you’ll have will also reflect on how much you’ll need.
When you’re doing a business as a contractor like myself, you pretty much know which home improvement hand tools and other equipment you need. It all boils down to what to purchase first, and then to add as you make further purchases on what you need and what you would like to have as extras.
Everybody usually has a list of nice to have but don’t need it.