Unfortunately, owning or living in a property requires a certain level of upkeep and maintenance. Many property owners quickly realise the costs of repairs and will attempt a few small odd jobs themselves.
For larger jobs they will call a licensed trades-person.

For small things that can easily be done around the house, an individual can use their own power tools to help them tackle the task at hand.

Property owners can spend a lot of time in warehouse hardware stores attempting to find the perfect power tool with little success.
Talking to specialist stores like Hardware & General can save novice and experienced renovators a lot of time and embarrassment. Hardware & General provides countless hours of training to ensure that there is always someone around to assist. HG_news_tool-select-1

One of the first things an individual must do to ensure they are choosing the right tools is to get educated about what each tool does. Some tools are indispensable for repairing a leaky faucet and other tools may prove useless when handling such a job. If a property owner has a clear understanding of what the tool does and how it can be used they are much more likely to select the right tools that matter.

Secondly, having a clear idea of each brand is also helpful. The quality and durability of a tool will vary from brand to brand. Hardware & General is home to large range of brands and can guide customers through the benefits of each.

Thirdly, consider how often the tool may be used. One might be wise to choose a tool which offers a longer warranty over a tool which may not last as long. The difficulty of use for a power tool is a concern to many tradespeople as well as novice users. A tool which is simple to use, has simple instructions will provide satisfaction to the user every time.

HG_news_tool-select-3When selecting power tools or any hand tool ensure you speak to the specialists at Hardware & General who know their tools!

Overview of basic tools.

Every home needs several good power tools, which will enable you to perform any minor (or sometimes not-so-minor) home repair or renovation job.

The Basic Power Drill

The first tool you need is a good quality power drill. The best drills will enable you to drill any surface from wood, to plaster, to concrete and even brick. However, even a basic drill will perform several useful jobs around the house. A lot of people like the versatility of a cordless drill, but corded drills often give better performance and power, and they don’t run out of power when you need it.

The Jigsaw

The jigsaw is another power tool, which can be used by beginners and more experienced people alike. It allows you to cut circular and curved patterns in wood. Some models are more versatile than others. Look for one that allows you to change blades easily and is easy to handle.

An Orbital Sander

An orbital sander is another very handy power tool. You can buy simple sanders that use plain sandpaper, or random orbital sanders which sands in a random motion to reduce sanding marks. Sanders can be used on wood as well as plaster (very handy when you need to patch holes in walls and other surfaces, and need to sand the surface smoothly).

The Circular Saw

Finally, a circular saw is a very useful power tool for the home handyperson. You may need to get a bit of practice with it, but once you’re comfortable it will enable you to perform a number of cutting tasks quickly and easily.

All of these power tools are handy additions to every household. They can be used by beginners and those who are more experienced, and while you may need a little practice it won’t take long before you can use them like a professional.

HG_news_tool-select-2Available From Hardware & General’s Power Tools Departments.
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