Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY Power Tools: Basic Information About Drill Drivers

The drill driver is a portable tool that allows its user to punch holes on walls, hardwood, and sometimes even metal. This is an invaluable tool for anyone who needs to fasten tight screws. Technically, a drill driver can punch holes perfectly on walls, much better than simply pounding a nail by use of a hammer. This is the reason why drill drivers are one of the most popular mainstream tools out there.

A drill driver may be power driven (requires a power plug to work) or cordless (uses batteries or compressed air). Those who prefer to save electricity in their homes usually choose the cordless version of the drill driver. One of the brand names that are well known in manufacturing this kind of tool is Dewalt and Makita. You can view an inventory of Makita power tools at http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/makita

Price Range

Because drill drivers come in many shapes, types, and specifications, their price may also vary depending on the purpose for usage. For those who are simply looking for a home improvement or repair solution, small to medium scale drills would usually suffice. However, if the drill will be used for an industrial project or construction site, it is best to opt for the most high powered drills available.

Cordless drills with power capability of around 3.6 volts usually cost around $250 to $300 in first world countries like US and Canada. High end drills, such as those with a power of 18 volts or more, can typically cost around $399 to $648 per piece. To save money on these tool purchases, it is important that the user carefully assess his needs and purposes. Using a high powered drill for a simple home improvement task can be overkill.

How To Use

Before doing anything with the drill, make sure that the machine is turned off. The only time that you want to turn it on is when you are directing it towards the spot where you want to dig a hole or screw. Accidents can be avoided by preventing the power drill from running continuously prior to active use.

The next thing you need to do is loosen the chuck in order to insert the appropriate shaft or piece at the tip. Afterwards, firmly tighten the chuck manually or use a special tool to do so. Adjust the torque to avoid the drill bit from slipping from the machine (this is done to avoid damage to the screw head). Now, as you turn the power on, safety latch and push the screwdriver forward as the drill itself rotates.

To locate Makita and Dewalt retailers in the Penrith region of Australia, visit the Gasweld Tool Center Online.