Brand Name Power Tools

Power Tools

Typically, brand name power tools are the best choice when it comes to deciding which power tools to use. There are many brand name power tools that are suitable for either woodworking, automotive repair, or metalwork. The question is, which brand will suit your needs the most? A check list below has been given to determine which brand name power tools are right for your job.

Woodworking:

  • Bosch power tools
  • Makita power tools
  • Milwaukee power tools
  • Delta power tools
  • Dewalt power tools
  • Hitachi power tools
  • Stihl chain saws
  • Ryobi power tools

Automotive Repair:

  • Snap-On tools and diagnostics
  • Bosch power tools and automotive parts
  • Makita power tools
  • Northern Tool supply

Metalworking and all-purpose jobs:

  • Ryobi power tools
  • Hitachi power tools
  • Makita power tools
  • Bosch power tools

Milwaukee Power Tools

Milwaukee power tools has one of the largest offerings of power tools and accessories available anywhere. The Milwaukee slogan “Nothing But Heavy Duty” says it all. No matter what building or maintenance trade you are involved in Milwaukee power tools has a tool to meet almost any of your needs. They also have one of the longest warranties (5 Years) in the power tool market.

A complete listing of their products would be too numerous for this limited space but here is a brief rundown:

  • Drills-corded & cordless (a unique feature of the cordless drills is a reversible battery for working tight spaces and for better balance when drilling overhead)
  • Saws-Circular Saws, Jig Saws, Miter Saws, Reciprocating Saws, Band Saws and Chain Saws
  • Hammer-drills
  • Routers, Router lifts and Sanders

Milwaukee Electric’s other products include:

  • Hoists (manual and electric)
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Metal Cutting Equipment such as Shears, Nibblers and Cutoff Machines

When it comes to Service and Repair Milwaukee has both Factory Sales/Service facilities and 800+ Authorized Service Stations in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Delta Power Tools

Serious woodworkers demand quality power tools and Delta woodworking provides a full line of high quality products to meet those needs.

Within the Delta woodworking line can be found several models of benchtop band saws, table saws, and radial arm saws. They also have numerous models of miter saws. In addition, Delta woodworking has many accessories available for their saws, including Biesemeyer fences, tenoning jigs and a full line of quality blades.

Delta woodworking products provide solutions for the novice, advanced home workshop user and the professional. Their professional grade products have been thoroughly tested on the jobsite as well as in the home workshop.

Delta Background:

Based in Tupelo, Mississippi, Delta Machinery has been in business for almost 90 years. Delta also operates a subsidiary, Biesemeyer, located in Mesa, Arizona. Both produce high quality power tools for the average consumer and the professional alike.

Dewalt Power Tools

Dewalt power tools are another name brand that have proven to deliver quality throughout the years. Established in 1924, Dewalt power tools has developed and manufactured millions of hand-held and table tools that have stood the test of time. In 1922 Mr. Dewalt designed a yoke and attached it directly to a motor and saw. He then mounted the saw on a standard arm which could be raised, lowered, slid back and forth, moved to any angel, or tilted to any bevel. This set the standard for the future line of Dewalt power tools. Today, the Dewalt line contains over 200 electric power tools and over 800 accessories including:

  • Drills and hammer drills
  • Power saw
  • Planers
  • Impact wrenches
  • Grinders
  • CNC Routers
  • Trimmers
  • Plate joiners

While other companies have come and gone, Dewalt is an American standard when it comes to power tools and power tool accessories. Founded personally by Mr. Dewalt himself, Dewalt power tools is by far one of the top leaders in the industry.

Ryobi Power Tools

Ryobi power tools pride themselves on customer satisfaction and low prices. They offer their product exclusively through The Home Depot. While name brands such as bosch or Makita are generally geared towards the professional, Ryobi power tools designs their woodworking products to be durable, yet affordable for the average consumer.

Some of their innovative and price conscious engineering have enabled Ryobi to design such products as the legendary AP10, the world’s first portable benchtop planer. Ryobi also offers price-effective combo kits that include multiple associated tools. The 18.0v Super Combo Kit is a good example of this affordability and necessity for any woodworking condition. The combo kit includes a cordless drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, wet/dry hand vacuum, flashlight, and two spare battery packs.

Ryobi also offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and 2-year limited warranty on all products which translates into piece of mind that the home woodworker or hobbyist is fully satisfied.

Ryobi’s extensive line of corded and cordless power tools offer dependability with affordability:

  • Bench top tools
  • Cordless saws, and drills
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Planers
  • Routers
  • Sanders
  • Saws
  • Vacuums
  • Drill press

Hitachi Power Tools

Hitachi power tools may not be as familiar to many consumers as are Hitachi electronics (televisions, stereo equipment, camcorders, etc.). What may not be generally known is that Hitachi is also a major producer of an extensive line of Hitachi power tools for the industrial user as well as the quality minded DIY handyman.

The company has been making power tools since 1948 under the Hitachi Koki name and created a U.S. division, Hitachi power tools U.S.A. in 1980. Lowe’s and Home Depot are retail sources for their products. Amazon.com also carries a large selection of Hitachi power tools. Their distinctive green color makes them standout.

Hitachi power tools product line includes woodworking tools, metalworking tools, demolition hammers, cordless and corded drills, pneumatic fastening tools and air compressors.

The woodworking line consists of:

  • Routers from 1 HP to 3 HP
  • Band Saws, Table Saws, Circular Saws, Miter Saws, Jig Saws and Reciprocating Saws
  • Planers-hand and bench models

Of particular note: the Hitachi Band Saw offers an 11 13/16″ cutting thickness, making it an ideal choice for resawing operations, without the need of height adjusters and longer blades.

The metalworking tools include:

  • Cut-off Machines-portable and bench styles
  • Disc Grinders-4 inch to 9 inch diameter
  • Die Grinders
  • Rebar Cutter/Bender-cuts and bends with one portable machine-an Hitachi exclusive
  • Sander/Polishers
  • Nibbler and Shear
  • 14 inch Metal Cutting Saw

Hitachi has a full line of accessories for their various machines. Although the Hitachi power tool name may not be as recognizable as some other makes they definitely deserve a closer look for anyone interested in quality and innovative products.