Like To DIY? Tips for Purchasing Your First Power Tools

I started this blog to discuss information I've picked up in my new role, which might be useful for someone starting out in an industrial equipment supply role.

Like To DIY? Tips for Purchasing Your First Power Tools

Like To DIY? Tips for Purchasing Your First Power Tools

21 August 2015
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For amateur DIYers, the world of purchasing power tools can be both exciting and overwhelming. In most cases, you're probably sure of a few tools you want or need, but there're so many brands and features that you're unsure of what to buy. To help you with your purchase, here are three things you should remember when buying your first power tools online.

Purchase refurbished tools if possible

When you're first getting started, you don't need to spend all your money on power tools that are designed for professional builders. If anything, what you'll want to do is go with tools that are sturdy, durable, and will save you some money in the process. One way to get some of the most reliable brands at a lower cost is to shop open box or for refurbished tools. Many of these tools have been repaired or simply returned because the previous owner had no use for them. Start your search for power tools with this bunch and still make sure you'll be able to return them or that there's at least a factory warranty on the product.

Purchase tools that use the same battery

Whether you'll be traveling with your tools, or you simply are conscious of saving money on your investment, one way to accomplish both is to purchase a line of cordless tools that uses the same battery pack. For your convenience, you won't have to carry separate back-up batteries for every tool you travel with, nor will you have to spend additional money on each of those separate batteries. While shopping online, also be sure to review the product information and assess the battery details. If you're unable to find this on your own, speak with a representative from the website and ask them specifically about the each tool's battery specifications.

Skip the online retailer brand

Many online retailers and even local stores for that matter have their own brand of power tools. While these tools are typically a great investment for beginners because of pricing and quality of the products, unfortunately, many people run into issues if the website goes down, the company goes out of business, or, in the case of a local store, if you move. The reason for this being that you're locked into using their products, and if you ever need replacement parts or repairs, if becomes difficult for you to find compatible parts or send your tool off to the store's manufacturer to be fixed. Be mindful of this as you conduct your tool search. There is nothing worse than purchasing a product and not being able to service it or go online and purchase viable parts and accessories.

Contact a professional power tool company, like Frontline Trading Pty Ltd, for more help finding the right tools to help you with your DIY projects. 

About Me
Industrial equipment supply chain learning curve

I have always worked in the supply chain department, but since moving to an industrial equipment supplier, I've been on a steep learning curve. We have so many pieces with multiple names or similar names, and I need to be able to work out which pieces can be substituted in an emergency and which pieces are not similar. It's been tricky for me to get my head around, so I started this blog to discuss some of the information I've picked up in this role, which might be useful for someone else just starting out in an industrial equipment supply role.