Top 10 Power Tools Every Tradesmen Should Own

Top 10 Power Tools

Power tools are the backbone of any tradesman's toolkit, revolutionising the efficiency and precision of tasks across industries. From construction to woodworking, the right power tool can make all the difference in completing projects with speed and accuracy.

Join us as we delve into the top 10 power tools every tradesman should have in their arsenal.


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The Must-Have Power Tools for Tradesmen

When it comes to equipping yourself for success in the trades, having the right power tools is indispensable. Here's a rundown of the essential power tools every tradesman needs:

Drills: From drilling holes to driving screws, drills are the cornerstone of any toolkit. They come in corded and cordless varieties and offer versatility for various applications, from woodworking to metalworking.

Saws: Whether it's a circular saw, jigsaw, or reciprocating saw, having a reliable cutting tool is essential. Saws are indispensable for tasks such as cutting lumber, trimming, and making precise cuts in a variety of materials.

Impact Drivers: These powerful tools are designed to deliver high torque for driving screws and fasteners with ease. Impact drivers are ideal for heavy-duty tasks and provide excellent control and efficiency.

Sanders: For smoothing surfaces and removing rough edges, sanders are invaluable. Belt sanders, orbital sanders, and detail sanders offer different levels of precision and efficiency for woodworking and finishing projects.

Angle Grinders: With their versatile applications, angle grinders are essential for cutting, grinding, and polishing tasks. They are indispensable for metalworking, masonry, and construction projects.

Nail Guns: Nail guns offer fast and efficient fastening for framing, trim work, and carpentry projects. They come in pneumatic, cordless, and electric varieties, providing flexibility and convenience on the job site.

Planers: Planers are essential for shaping and smoothing surfaces, making them indispensable for carpentry and woodworking projects. They help achieve precise thickness and uniformity in lumber and other materials.

Multi-Tools: Multi-tools combine versatility and convenience by offering multiple functions in one compact device. From cutting and sanding to scraping and grout removal, multi-tools are indispensable for a wide range of tasks.

Check out our beginner's guide to power tools to learn more about the basics.


Our Top 10 Power Tools

1.      Dewalt 18V XR Brushless 100 Year Combi Drill

The Dewalt DCD100P2T 18V XR Brushless Combi Drill celebrates Dewalt's 100th anniversary with exceptional power and performance. Featuring a brushless motor and 2-speed transmission, it offers up to 1650rpm and 68Nm torque for versatile drilling and screwdriving tasks. Its compact design, ergonomic grip, and bright LED work light ensure comfort and convenience on the job.


2.      Makita 40v Max XGT Brushless SDS Drill

Designed for demanding construction tasks, the Makita HR003GD is a 40v Max XGT Brushless SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill. With variable speed control, torque limiter, and three operating modes, it delivers excellent balance, comfort, and control. The kit includes two XGT battery packs, a fast charger, and a Makpac connector case for added convenience.


3.      Dewalt 230mm 54v Flexvolt Angle Grinder

Dewalt's DCG460 is the first-ever 9-inch cordless angle grinder powered by 54v Flexvolt technology. With features like a brushless motor, E-brake, and E-clutch, it offers corded performance without the hassle of trailing cables. Compatible with Dewalt Concrete Cutting guard for dust extraction, it comes with two Flexvolt batteries and a charger in a custom kit box.


4.      Makita 18v Li-ion Autofeed Screwdriver

The Makita DFR550 autofeed screwdriver ensures high operation efficiency with fast rotational speed and improved screw strip management. Its Silent Clutch with direct drive transmission in reverse rotation enhances performance. With an ergonomically designed rubberised grip and Anti-Slip dimples, it provides a steady hold for steady work.


5.      Makita 18v LXT Brushless Impact Driver

Featuring a brushless motor and electric brake, the Makita DTD155Z 18v brushless impact driver offers precise control and efficiency. Its variable speed trigger and LED job light enhance user experience, while Assist Mode eliminates 'screw cam-out' and 'cross threading' for consistent results.


6.      Dewalt DCS356P1-GB 18v XR Brushless 3-Speed Multi-Tool

The Dewalt DCS356P1-GB 18v XR Brushless Multi Tool offers three-stage speed control for enhanced precision and versatility. With a compact and ergonomic design, it ensures comfortable handling during prolonged use. The tool-free blade change feature allows for quick and hassle-free adjustments. Supplied with a 5Ah battery and charger in a TSTAK case, it's a versatile addition to any toolkit.


7.      Pulsa 27E 30 Pin Cordless Gas Nailer

Designed for mechanical and electrical applications, the Pulsa 27E Cordless Gas Nailer is up to 8 times faster than traditional fixing methods. With the ability to drive 10,000 shots per charge, it offers exceptional power and efficiency. Its lightweight design reduces hand-arm vibration and dust, making it ideal for various fixing tasks. Backed by a 3-year warranty, it's a reliable choice for professionals.


8.      Makita 82mm / 4mm Heavy Duty Planer 110v

The Makita Heavy Duty Planer features a powerful 7.5-Amp motor with a 2-blade cutter head, delivering fast stock removal and precise planning results. With a wide cutting capacity, it's suitable for professional construction, framing, and woodworking applications. Its ergonomic design and depth adjust knob ensure ease of use and precise depth adjustment for consistent performance.


9.      Dewalt 18V XR 125mm Cordless Sander

The Dewalt DCW210N-XJ 18V XR Cordless Sander offers exceptional versatility for both stock removal and ultra-smooth finishing applications. Powered by a precision-engineered brushless motor, it delivers the power needed for demanding tasks. With variable speed control and one-handed locking dust bag attachment, it ensures efficient sanding and dust collection for a cleaner work environment.


10.  Dewalt XR 54v FlexVolt 305mm Slide Mitre Saw

The Dewalt DCS781 FlexVolt Mitre Saw is the ultimate cordless solution for first and second fix applications. With a powerful 54V brushless motor, it offers a cutting capacity of 310 x 90mm, providing ample power for various cutting tasks. Featuring dual horizontal rails, a stainless steel detent plate, and XPS crosscut positioning system, it ensures repeatable accuracy and precise cuts every time.


Quick Tips for Optimising Tool Performance

Optimising the performance of your power tools not only enhances efficiency but also prolongs their lifespan. Here are some practical tips to keep your tools in top condition:

Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance checks for your power tools to ensure they are functioning optimally. Clean the tools after each use to remove debris and dust buildup that can affect performance.

Lubrication: Apply lubricants to moving parts as per the manufacturer's recommendations. This prevents friction and reduces wear and tear on the tool components.

Storage: Store your power tools in a dry and clean environment to prevent rust and corrosion. Use protective cases or toolboxes to keep them organised and safe from damage.

Proper Handling: Handle your power tools with care and follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe usage. Avoid overloading the tools or using them for tasks beyond their capacity.

Accessory Selection: Choose accessories and attachments that are compatible with your power tools and suited for the task at hand. Using the right accessories enhances functionality and ensures precise results.

Battery Care: If your power tools are battery-operated, follow proper charging and storage practices to prolong battery life. Avoid overcharging or completely draining the batteries, and store them in a cool, dry place when not in use.

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In this guide, we've highlighted the top 10 power tools every tradesman should have in their arsenal. From cordless drills to sanders and planers, we've covered a comprehensive range of tools designed to meet your professional needs.

Don't compromise on quality when it comes to your tools. Explore ADA Fastfix's power tools collection today and equip yourself with the tools you need to get the job done efficiently and effectively.


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