Snap-on Automotive Power Tools
The tools in your garage are more than just tools; they are an investment. Snap-on power tools not only get the job done but get it done quick. The joy of using power tools is that minimal effort is required on your part to use the tool. From a Snap-on impact wrench to a polisher Snap-on is a brand that delivers what it promises. To save a little money consider purchasing used Snap-on tools that have years of use left. Practically every hand tool on the market is available as a power tool option.
Plug It In
Corded power tools have many different pros and cons. For example, a pro is that a corded drill is often lighter than a battery operated one because the power source is not a part of the unit. However, on the flip side, you are limited to where you can work. You do have to have an electrical outlet or generator and can only work as far away as the cord will allow. Of course, you can double or triple the work area by using an extension cord.
When it comes to new Snap-on tools battery operated is a favorite among mechanics. The biggest plus to this type of equipment is the ability to work anywhere, anytime. Users are not tied to a power outlet making working outside and away from the garage a breeze. However, you do need to make sure the battery is charged and able to run until the job is finished. Many of the batteries will work on more than one tool making it easy to swap out in the middle of a project. Being able to share batteries means that you don't need a battery charger for every tool, one charger takes care of the batteries without taking up a lot of garage space.
Pick a Tool
If you could only purchase one power tool, then consider going with a drill/driver. Quickly go from screwing in a screw to drilling a hole simply by changing the head. Another good option is a rotary power tool. It makes it easy to sand, cut, grind, and polish. Of course, once you get started you will want to add a power wrench, screwdriver, and ratchet.