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How to choose the right power tool

Power tools help homeowners in Sydney accomplish jobs from simple home repairs to adding a granny flat. The assortment of power tools in Sydney hardware stores is extensive, so prepare before you shop.

BUYING VS. RENTING Hardware stores in Sydney offer power tools for hire, as well as for purchase. Consider how much use you will actually need, and how much storage space you have.

PRICE VS. FEATURES Try to strike a balance. There's no point buying something that doesn't do what you need, but you may not need every feature. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, you can probably get away with a less expensive power tool than a professional.

CORDED VS. CORDLESS Corded power tools are usually more powerful, and don't require charging, so they can be run for longer periods. Cordless power tools, on the other hand, offer the advantage of being able to use them away from the electricity source. They're easier to move around with, and safer to use near water. Compare the volts or watts to compare power, as some cordless tools are on par with their corded counterparts. Higher voltage can mean higher weight in cordless power tools, though. Look for lithium ion batteries for lighter weight at higher voltages. Consider buying an extra battery for cordless power tools, so you can charge one whilst using the other. Think about the cost of replacement batteries and charging time.

WARRANTY Compare warranties. The best warranty is one that will replace the power tool if it gives out.

EXTRAS Does the power tool require blades or other pieces that are not included? How easy are these parts to find, and how much do they add to the purchase price? How often will they need to be replaced?

With the large range in power tools at the hardware store in Sydney, it helps to know what you're looking for.

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