What Makes A Great Repair Tool


Tools are like paintings or the cinema; they work on so many levels and appeal to our aesthetic. No they don't! Face it: if a tool isn't helpful and perfect for its intended use then it's not worth much more than a crooked nail. Consider a few points that make or break a tool.

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1. High Grade Performance

Just like any other product on the market, tools can be cheap or expensive. The cheapest tools will only survive minor home repairs and will not work well after repeated use. The most expensive tools are the professional grades; for Do-It-Yourself homeowners and contractors. Before buying a tool make sure and research the product. Just because it's expensive doesn't mean it's high grade.

2. Customer Satisfaction

Anybody who's bought a tool with hard earned money is more than willing to leave a comment—whether good or scathing. By searching for online magazines or user forums you can research a tool by its positive and negative comments.

3. Manufacturers  

There are just tools, and then there are high quality tools from top name manufacturers. There's Makita, a company nearly 100 years old, which has many wireless power tools and nearly 5000 total products. Milwaukee, founded in 1924, produces many innovative designs and has over 300 patents. Black And Decker is also a century year old and is said to be the number one seller of tools and power tools in America. Ryobi is notable for its innovative designs as well as its competitive pricing. Dremel specializes in rotary tools and was established in 1932 though today it has sold some 17 million units.Finally, both Craftsman and Sears are respected names in commerce; Craftsman for their high quality tools, (ranked as number one by customer satisfaction) and Sears, which sells Craftsman products, as an all around retail store.

4. Confidence

Tools are inanimate objects, of course. How dare a Dremel Moto Two have confidence? Not the tool—the company. The company should stand by its product for a fair service warranty period. Above all else, tools should work without any major flaws. The more expensive the item, the more even minor flaws are troubling. A tool should be simple to use, effective and by the biggest names in the business.

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