The increase in the popularity of DIY has helped many people save costs when it comes to maintaining and decorating their homes. There are many things that should just be left to the professionals but DIY gives you the chance to give your home an authentic flare. There is a sense of achievement that comes with creating something yourself. Luckily, the power tool industry has gotten on board to make using power tools simpler and for some, a little less intimidating. Here are three things to look for and look forward to in the world of power tools.
Smart Power Tools
You may be sick of everything becoming “smart” but you can’t deny that technology does make life a whole lot easier. We may not be quite there when it comes to user-less robotic tools but some power tools can now be app controlled.
Using Bluetooth technology, your tools can now be connected to a manufacture app that lets you control your tools remotely. You can turn the tool on and off, check battery life, overheating or take more accurate measurement by changing the settings on the app without having to move the device. Some work lights can also be controlled via the app so you can light up your work space at the touch of a button.
Manufacturers have recognised the need for more user-friendly tools and have responded by making DIY-focused tools. Cordless ranges with extended battery life and added safety features make them less intimidating. Newer ranges are also generally easier to maintain.
You’ve got the Power
The cross-over of being able to use one battery for multiple tools is a great way to save some money. When you are building up your toolkit consider buying two or three batteries and bare tools that use the same batteries. This way you can rotate the batteries to prolong battery life and save by not having the added cost on all your tools. Just ensure your batteries are compatible with all your tools.
When starting your power tool kit, always look at what extras are included and what you need to purchase. If you are serious about taking up DIY, look for kits that have all the basic compatible power tools you need. If you’re still lost, a hand drill is the best place to start as it can be used for a number of DIY projects. Remember that power tools may be expensive but quality power tools are a valuable investment that will last for many years to come.Tags: DIY, home improvement, How-To, Tools