Time for Some New or Refurbished Tools

I am at a point right now where I am needing to pick up some new power tools.

As I’ve been looking at what kind of tools to pick up as well as looking at the brand of tool, I have also been considering some refurbished tools. One Project Closer has a great article on reconditioned tools that got me thinking about maybe heading in that direction, even though I hadn’t really considered it before now.

Some of the benefits of refurbished tools that they mention are:

  • 30 – 60% off regular retail price
  • Include a factory warranty

The tools are usually purchased online through places like Amazon, and quite often you don’t have to pay sales tax and can get it shipped for free if it’s a large purchase.

Check out everything that they have to say over at One Project Closer – Factory-Reconditioned Tools | Refurbished Tools.

Do-It-Yourselfers Use Cordless Drills To Save Time

Scott Gray - Guest Blogger on Renovate AustraliaThis guest post was written by Scott Gray of Everyday Handyman.

If you are the type of person who is always seeking the most efficient and productive way of working, you should purchase a cordless power drill to use for all your do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. There is probably no greater loved power tool than the cordless drill/driver. Even if you aren’t remodeling your home or building furniture, you are probably hanging shelves, installing curtain rods, and making simple repairs. With a good cordless power drill, you can drill holes and place screws wherever you need to – including those out-of-the-way places – and never worry about finding an extension cord that’s long enough to reach the nearest outlet. You also don’t have to worry about a dangling cord in the path of the drill or in front of your face.

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