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Tips for choosing professional tools
In addition to choosing the right tools to get a job done, it helps to find tools that are made with the right quality. Whether you're a professional contractor or service person or a do-it-yourself enthusiast who tackles a lot of jobs, tools made to meet professional standards last longer and may even do a better job in some situations. You can shop through the wide selection of professional tools at Every Day Low Prices by category, by brand or by entering the name of the type of tool you need in the search box.
Professional power tools
Whether you need a full set of tools or just one or two tools for a job, shop for your professional power tools according to the material you'll be cutting and the requirements of the job or project.
- Combo kits: Combo kits include the tools, accessories and a storage bag or case so you can move from job site to job site with everything you need in one handy container. Shop for combo kits based on the type of tool you need and how much power you need it to have.
- Concrete and metal tools: When you're shopping for high-powered metal and concrete tools, your options are corded models and cordless ones. Cordless tools offer more freedom because your tool isn't tethered to a power outlet. You do need to make sure cordless tools have enough power for this type of work, so look for one that is an 18-volt model or higher.
- Drills and impact drivers: Drills and impact drivers are similar in what they do, but impact drivers deliver the higher torque needed for some professional tasks, such as mechanical work. Shop for these tools based on the amount of power you need, your preferred brand or whether you prefer cordless or corded.
- Power saws: Professional power saws include reciprocating saws, circular saws, jigsaws and table saws. While there is some cross-use possible by switching blade types, each type offers a different type of cut. For example, table saws and circular saws are often used for woodworking while reciprocating saws are likely to be used for metal work.
- Woodworking tools: The selection of professional woodworking tools makes it possible to cut, shape and smooth the rough edges off newly made wood projects. Things to consider are that handheld tools allow for greater mobility while table- and counter-mounted tools are sometimes gentler on the back and muscles.
Professional hand tools
Professional hand tools fit in a tool belt or tool kit, and they're useful because they're small, easy to grab and easy to use. For many projects, using hand tools rather than power tools gives you more control over the work you're doing. This makes hand tools especially useful for intricate work.
- Electrician's tools: Look for protective features, such as insulated handles when shopping for electrician's tools. You can also shop by brand or enter the name of the specific type of hand tool you need in the search box on the website.
- Mechanic's tools: Mechanic's tools need to be durable to withstand the intense torque used when working on vehicles. The tools also need to be either metric or standard (SAE) to fit on the type of car being repaired.
- Measuring and layout tools: Search for measuring and layout tools based on the type of building you're creating, or search through the list of available bestsellers to see what other builders use the most often.
- Pliers: Be sure to stock your tool kit with pliers to help hold and secure things while you're working. Look for styles like needle-nose for tight spaces, diagonals for offset work and vise grip pliers for extra holding power.
- Strippers and crimpers: Look for strippers and crimpers to work on specific wire sizes, or choose multi-sized ones that pull double duty by adjusting to a variety of wire sizes.
Professional air tools
Look for air compressors and tanks that are designed to deliver the amount of pressure needed to run your air tools, such as nailers and staplers. Check the labeling on your tools to determine how much pressure is needed to operate them.
Professional outdoor power equipment
When you need to operate corded tools and equipment on a job site, generators provide a way to do that. Look for a generator that delivers enough power to run your tools and the lighting you need while working.
Professional metalworking tools
In addition to a reciprocating saw or offset cutter to shear metal apart, professional metalworkers also need soldering and welding gear to put it back together. Determine the equipment you need for your projects as well as the protective gear that keeps you from getting burnt or damaging your eyes."