4 Essential Power Tools Cheat Sheet from Tulsa’s The Tool Cabin

April 8, 2020 at 4:00 AM
by The Tool Cabin
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If you’re into woodworking or a tradesman and in the market for some shiny new power tools, you may realize that purchasing every single power tool you want (and you want them all) may not be feasible. At least, not yet, so you need to be selective and narrow down your choices.

In fact, you may find that you actually need fewer tools than you initially thought, especially if you’re still a beginner at woodworking. So, without further ado, allow us to introduce you to this essential power tools cheat sheet from The Tool Cabin, Tulsa. Check out this list and know all you need to know about every single tool.

1. Drill

The drill, whether cordless or corded, is a workshop must-have. Even homeowners can benefit from having a drill on hand as it has many uses. These power tools have a cutting or driving tool attachment (a drill or driver bit). Each one runs on an electric motor and spins the attachment quickly for fast, efficient drilling and driving.

Being one of the most versatile power tools around, the drill is used for DIY projects – from shelving to working on entire rooms in a house, hanging artwork and picture frames, metalworking, woodworking, and construction in general, and any task where you need to drive or screw something.

2. Reciprocating Saw

For true blue tradesmen and woodworkers, reciprocating saws are another must-have power tool. These saws utilize a push-pull method in cutting with a blade.

Also known as “sawzalls,” “hognoses,” or “recip saws,” the blade of reciprocating saws looks a bit like a jigsaw. It’s pretty large, toothed, and the saw has a long nose and a handle designed for vertical surfaces. Most recip saws provide users flexibility and control as they usually have variable speeds.

Reciprocating saws are essential in demolition and construction work. They are also indispensable in repair and major remodeling work.

3. Orbital sander

This specialized tool has a sanding surface that vibrates and is driven by an electric motor running at a high speed. The sanding disk moves round and round while simultaneously moving in small ellipses. It can get into corners and against edges. The orbital sander is also known for leaving less obvious marks compared to sanding with a belt sander or by hand.

An orbital sander can be used if the project requires light sanding. You can also use it for refinishing wood if you need to get into corners, prepping a surface for sealing or painting, or for knocking a layer of paint down. It’s also called a “finish sander” as it essentially concludes the job by finishing a surface in its final stages.

4. Jigsaw

A “bayonet saw,” “sabre saw,” and “jigsaw” all refer to the same thing. It is popular for being the best power tool you can use for cutting shapes in different materials. A jigsaw works great for cutting curves, so you can use it for shaping and cutting tasks in your projects.

Since it’s a handheld power tool, and has an electric motor paired with a reciprocating saw blade, you can handle and control it quickly in angles of up to about 45 degrees at a time.

Jigsaws are the best tool for cutting wood and metal especially when you’re working on a difficult shape or curve. You can also use it to make bevel cuts and for home-use applications, such as carving pumpkins, etc.!

Get your power tools at The Tool Cabin, Tulsa

There are other essential power tools you should be on the lookout for. These include: 

  • Miter or table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Paint sprayer
  • Air compressor
  • Hammer drill
  • Wood router

If you’re looking for specific power tools, why not drop by at The Tool Cabin, Tulsa, so we can discuss your requirements. We sell De Walt, Milwaukee, Paslode, Senco, Buckingham, Makita, Diablo, and other leading branded tools for you to choose from.

Need a tool repaired? We’ll help you sort through the product warranty, and get you the technical assistance you need. And if you happen to be shopping on a budget, we offer payment plans, too. We even provide lease-to-own options – no credit check required!

So, what are you waiting for?

Get in touch with us today and find the perfect power tools you need to get the job done.