How to save on power tools

Woodworking is such a fun hobby to have, but it is also expensive. And that often discourages beginners from getting into it. It makes sense, too, because no one wants to invest hundreds of dollars in various different tools, just to find out that their interest in woodworking was passing craze and they’re not really into it. That’s too big of a risk to take for most people, including myself. There are few solutions to this. For once, you can rent tools and try working with those. But i think that rentals are expensive as well. You pay significant amount of money and you don’t even get to keep the tools. I think that the best way to try woodworking without too much investment, is by tagging along with a friend when he or she works on their DIY projects.

 There is also other way to decrease the risk of losing a lot of money – by reducing amount of money that you have to put in. You see, usually new power tools cost hundreds of dollars, but there are few tips and tricks that you can employ in order to save on those tools. First, and probably obvious method to save on tools, is by waiting for deals. Black Friday and Fathers Day usually have very good deals on tools, Christmas sales are usually worth looking at as well. So be alert for holiday sales.

 Other way to save on tools is by buying whole set of different tools from one supplier. Brands prefer to sell higher quantities, so buying ten different tools packaged as one set will cost you much less than if you were to buy them individually. There’s also battery advantage. For example, Battery from DeWalt will work on all DeWalt tools, so being loyal customer to one brand is rewarding.

  The last, but not least – buying used tools. This is probably obvious to most of you, but some people still look down on used tools and their capabilities. I personally have bought several used tools, and have to say that i’m satisfied with most of them. They cost two or three times less than new ones, and if you’re lucky and have little bit of knowledge in this field, you will be able to pick quality product that will work just as well as new tool. It’s just matter of whether the savings are worth the time investment for you. If you’re on tight budget and have lots of free time, definitely go for it and read Tutorials about it, but if you’re not that worried about money, you should probably just go with best rated tools in brand new condition.

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