Quick Tips

Does Your Contractor Use a Quality Brand Tool? If not, RUN!

If your contractor comes into your job with some clunky and cheap tools, you need to do one of two things.

  1. Consider another contractor
  2. Check their prior work/reference carefully

I kid you not.  If a contractor comes to your job sporting a $79 table saw and a $59 miter saw, you might have made a mistake by selecting that contractor.  Now, I know that it might be difficult to ascertain what they use prior to getting them in to do the work on your property, but if they opportunity presents itself take a look at what they use.

Many of you don’t know brands, but a quick search should uncover the “quality tools” from the “cheap” tools.  Price is really the big factor here.  With tools, it is almost a certainty that you get what you pay for.  This isn’t a market where Ralph Lauren or Martha Stewart slapping their name on a product will garner a 25% premium price.

As someone who has done a lot of work, I realize that a quality tool is actually going to save me money and time while doing a better job (a more accurate cut, less swirl marks, faster, more powerful, etc).  Experienced contractors will realize the same.  My realization moment came back in 1996 when I was building some outdoor furniture.  I had a $19 Black and Decker jigsaw that I purchased at the factory outlet store nearby.  The cuts took a long time and I could only cut one board (there were many matching pair parts that were easier to double up and cut together).  I finally broke down and spent the $160 for a Bosch Jigsaw that was on sale.  The first time I used it, I literally began laughing and the difference in quality of the cut and the added power that doubled my efficiency.

A couple of quality brands:




A couple of brands favored by the weekend warrior rather than professional contractor.

  • Chicago Electric

Now there are cases where an inexpensive tool is just fine.  If I was going to be making a cut in concrete with a grinder, I don’t want to destroy my nice Bosch grinder with the horrible cement dust. Instead, I’ll pick up a $12 Chicago Electric grinder form Harbor Freight Tools and toss it when it burns out (maybe right after the job).  In fact, this is a tip from Ray Oldhafer on the “Ace on the House” podcast.  Buy a cheap tool if you are doing a job that will destroy it. Thanks Ray!

Tools and Reviews

Why Choose Bosch Power Tools?

People, who are looking for the power tools for their household purposes or for their home improvements, are often on the lookout to find the best in the industry. Bosch power tools are one such brand that stands apart from the other brands with an experience of over 100 years in the industry of manufacturing tools. Prominent features of Bosch power tools are that they are user friendly and have very less vibration rate compared most of the other tools that are available in the market today. Following are some of the reviews of Bosch power tools and their advantages over the other brands.

Bosch Multi-X

This is one of the best Bosch power tools that is capable of performing multi tasking. Using Bosch Multi-X you can perform various types of cutting works with wood or any other material that you can see in a household. Apart from having minimal vibrations, Bosch Multi-X produces minimal noise. As far as the pricing is considered, it is very cost effective compared to its competitors. For example, if we consider Fein’s Multimaster which performs the same task as that of Bosch Multi-X, there is a huge difference in the price tag. Fein’s Multimaster is sold at a price of $270 and Bosch Multi-X is sold at half of its price and is capable of performing the same tasks with ease and is very reliable.

Bosch’s Jig Saw

Jig saw is a tool that is used to cut materials that need a precise shape, such as, curved edges and round patterns, etc. Bosch was the first company to introduce jig saw and are considered as pioneers in manufacturing jig saws. This instrument is capable of withstanding the most demanding situations where extensive work is performed. Other tool makers such as DeWalt, Screwfix may offer these kinds of tools at a lower price but they are not as powerful as Bosch’s Jig Saw.

Bosch Power Drill

In Bosch power tools category, another item that is worth mentioning is Bosh Power Drill. This elegant looking power drill is compact and yet power-packed. These come in various styles and shapes suiting individual needs. These light weight Power Bosch Drills have a great endurance capacity and also have a long durability. When compared to other power drills from Makita ,DeWalt or other companies, Bosch Power Drill is the best bargain for it market price starting from as low as $15.

Whichever Bosch power tool you may choose, they are manufactured with the best technology and with the end user in mind. It is very hard to find a reputable company which manufactures the power tools with such a precision and yet sells the tools for an affordable price. Bosch power tools are empowered with advanced engineering coupled with an experience of over 100 years in the power tools manufacturing industry. Apart from the industrial usage, people who are buying Bosch power tools for their kitchen, bathroom, furniture and other household needs can also be rest assured that they get the best deals and every single cent spent on the power tools from Bosch range are worth it.