When tackling your household to-do list, most projects can be done using simple hand held tools. But for many DIYers, often simply swinging a hammer won’t cut it. Adding a few power tools to your collection will help speed up any home project, from hanging a shelf or some blinds to repairing a hole in your drywall.

Power tools are typically classified as portable or stationary and can be used for drilling, cutting, sanding, grinding and much more. Portable power tools are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of household tasks. Stationary power tools supply more power than their portable counterparts and are used for more substantial home improvement projects such has framing a room or building a deck.

There are many options to choose from when adding power tools to your home workshop. Here we will take a look at some of the more common types:


*Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Information in this document has been furnished by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and associated contributors.

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Cordless Tools

Convenient and easy to operate, cordless power tools provide substantial power for home fix-it jobs. Screwdrivers, wrenches, drills, grass shears, hand vacuum cleaners, lanterns, string trimmers and hedge trimmers have all received cordless applications. They are powered by rechargeable batteries and the recharging unit plugs into any 110-120V outlet. Versatility and savings have been further […]