Power Tools

Bosch BulldogWhat can you say about power tools?  They are the modern day clubs for men and women.  Power tools are fun, exciting and let's face it, they are just cool.  They have power, speed, torque and much more.  Some are small and some are large.  But most of all power tools are intricate, seriously designed machines that are not toys. HANDLE WITH CARE!!

When you buy a power tool, your are not just buying a drill or a table saw, you're buying an extension of yourself.  This is one of the most important things to consider about power tools, the tool is you!  So when you buy a power tool, make sure it is the one you want even if it's a couple dollars more. This is my philosophy.  I am going to own this tool for years. If I skimp on the one I really need, it could be dangerous and not work the way I need it to. The work I do with this tool reflects me, so when it comes down to it, I spend the money to get the right one!!

Also, don't forget to maintain your power tools.  Yes, I talk about it but I also forget to do it myself.  All of us need to get into the habit or cleaning the tools when we are finished using them.  This will add life to the power tools. For example, blow out the motors so they don't run as hot, and make sure the tools are maintained according to the manual.  Also, make sure you use good bits and blades.  Keep them sharp, as this will add life to your power tools.

Again, a power tool is an extension of yourself.  Treat it as part of you and it will treat you well too.

Each year millions of people buy professional power tools and many of them end up buying the wrong tool. I am not talking about someone buying a circular saw when they need a drill.  I am talking about people buying a tool that is too heavy for the job, under or over powered, or even using the wrong blade.  Take time and learn about power tools.

Buying the wrong power tool can only lead to three things: wasted money, frustration, and a potential hazard causing injury.  When people are looking to buy power tools, sometimes the only research they do is on price. But what people fail to do is research the company that makes these tools and research what the tool is intended for.  Again take time and learn about power tools

Tools in Action is designed to go over the ins and outs of the professional power tool companies and the professional power tools they make.  You may be wondering what makes a power tool professional and why is it different from other power tools?  Simply put, a professional power tool is a brand name tool such as Milwaukee, Dewalt, Bosch or Makita

Another item that makes a professional power tool a professional power tool is a way it's designed.  A professional power tool has a good balance in your hand, plus they are made to take a beating.  These companies have been making tools for years and didn't just start manufacturing them yesterday, plus they stand behind their products. 

There are a lot of professional power tools, but Tools in Action will cover the most common professional power tools, such as Drills, Cordless Drills, Cordless kits, Circular Saws, Miter Saws, Rotary Hammers, Jig Saws, Routers, Table Saws, Sanders, Rotary Tools and Reciprocating Saws, plus more.  If you are looking to talk power tools, you have come to the right place.

Some people might ask why would I buy a professional power tool when I can go get a cheaper power tool for half the price?  There are many reasons, beginning with quality, safety, and applicability.  A good article to read is Cheap Power Tools Vs Professional Power Tools. 

Spending extra dollars for a professional power tool can make a world of difference.  First and for most, a professional power tool can provide better safety.  No name brands tend to have a lighter casing around the tool. In addition, they tend to have lower quality parts along with bad balance. This can lead to fatigue, which causes accidents.  Most of these no name power tools will wear out very quickly and you will end up spending more money in the long run.

Furthermore, a professional power tool can make the job more fun and the final project that much better without unneeded aggravation.  When you are using a professional power tool to complete a job, it just feels right.  You don't get the fatigue and the tool does what it was intended to do. 

If you are trying to use a 3″ hole saw to go through an oak board, most cheap power tools will bog down and probably burn up. With a professional power tool, you will be able to make a nice clean cut that looks good.

Tools in Actin is split up into a couple of different segments, all which will help you become a smarter consumer.  Our first section is our home page where you can read the latest reviews, news and more.  Check out Tools in Action Power Tool Reviews.

Our next section is our Power Tool Guide.  This is great to understand tools and a variety of other topics.

Another section covers each professional power tool company, our Manufacturer's Page.  This will help you understand the company as a whole if you are thinking about buying one of their tools. 

Lastly, we have our Power Tool Forum to share information on projects and tools.  Also, don't forget about our newsletter that will keep you up to date on professional power tools. It includes helpful hints and other interesting power tool information.