As a DIY guy or construction worker, using a core bit, a hammer, and all the other tools in your tool kit is probably second nature to you. But do you know that even your long years of working with these tools won’t make you immune to accidents?
In fact, recently reports came out about a tool kit causing one reported injury. The tool kit consisted of 141 components including a hammer whose head is not too durable and can break. Once detached, these parts can then injure the person using the tool. The tool kit has now been withdrawn from the market.
Thankfully, avoiding such dangerous instances is as easy as choosing the right tools and buying from the right manufacturers.
Shopping for core bits, blades, and tool kits can indeed be daunting especially since you have to consider a lot of factors, such as cost, quality, durability, and safety. And there’s the fact that these tools now also come in different brands, which further add to the confusion. But here’s a quick look at the most important factors you should consider when shopping for tools for your DIY projects.
Quality Comes First
The most important thing to keep in mind is that these tools are your partners in what you do, and just as any partner in any business would affect the outcome of the venture, the kind of tools you invest in will also affect the quality of your work.
So if you skimp on a low quality tool, don’t expect your work to be top-notch quality. The right tool can improve your work and help you produce better results, whereas the wrong tool won’t deliver optimum output and may even downgrade your skills.
Essentials vs. Luxuries
When buying your tools, concentrate first on the essential tools before you start loading up on those luxuries. These essential tools may differ depending on the type of work that you do. Instead of buying luxuries you don’t end up using, save your money and buy higher quality models of essential tools that you use most often.
When to Splurge for Extra Features
One of the most common problems faced by DIY guys and contractors when it comes to buying tools is making sense of those vague but attention-catching advertising slogans promising better, newer, and improved features. Many shoppers easily get attracted to these added features and more often than not, they don’t stop to think whether the features will be of actual use to them.
Don’t let good advertising distract you from the real order of business, which is to buy tools that do the job best, not tools that make a lot of promises that end up being useless to you.