Power mechanics would not be power mechanics without their power tools. Are you having trouble picking one mechanical tool from the wide range of tools? You may need help with your power mechanic tool choice. Here, we will list down the best tool choices for power mechanics out there.
A cutout tool is like a small router that operates at around 23,000 RPMs. It uses a rotary blade (think: drill bits to cut).
3/8-Inch Angle Drill
Every power mechanic has angle drills. These are the number one tool to use whenever there’s a spot that a regular drill and bit cannot reach. A [cordless] angle drill has a variable speed trigger for flexible function, a no-load 900 RPM speed, and a keyless chuck fitted at a 90-degree angle to its body.
The best choice would be to go for an 18-volt drill with variable speed. This has two speed settings (usually 450 RPM and 1300RPM) that can be selected easily by using a slide switch. A keyless chuck contains the variable clutch selector that allows you to avoid overdriving your screws in metals. You can get as much torque as 203 inch-lbs.
A reciprocating saw gives a variable speed of 2400 strokes per minute, common for 18-volt models. The speed is controlled through a trigger switch. 2400 RPMs are made possible by a magnetic split steel motor that gives a cutting depth of as much as 3 inches through different metals.
Circular saws come in different sizes, usually in 5.5 inches and 6.5 inches. These operate at 3800 and 3200 RPMs, respectively. There is a spindle that has a trigger lock, allowing for faster blade changes. These saws can cut through as much as 1.5 inches (5.5 inch model) or 2.5 inches (6.5 inch model). There is usually an edge guide to help you make those straight and long cuts. Dust collector ports also make for a neater workplace.
Half-inch hammer drills often have keyless chucks that enable them to drill through masonry or through concrete. There are basically two speed settings and you can get a maximum of 203 inch-lbs of torque using its adjustable torque clutch. That’s as much power as any mechanic should ever need. Variable speed settings go from 450 RPMS to 1300 RPMs, giving you 7200 to 20,800 beats per minute.
Impact drivers are mainly used to remove and/or install bolts and nuts without creating any damage on them. These use variable triggers, allowing you to adjust the speed from zero to 2300 RPMs. the power head is able to rotate an entire 360 degree turn.
Batteries and Chargers
Of course, none of the cordless tools mentioned above (and a lot of others) can ever function without a power source. Usually, the batteries and chargers are sold separately. Batteries can provide power for multiple tools.
These are a few of the top choices that power mechanics make for their work. The secret lies in efficiency, which most cordless tools offer. Being able to go around the workplace freely is a lot more convenient than other conventional methods. Be sure to check the specs of each tool before making an investment.