Last week, we went into a few questions consumers should ask before investing in new power tools. One of the most frequently asked questions about any tool is this: is it corded or is it cordless? Many consumers wonder which of these is better, but the truth is that there is no simple answer. Today, we’ll dive into the benefits and drawbacks of corded and cordless power tools.
Corded Power Tools
Let’s start with good, old-fashioned, corded power tools. These have been around forever, and they are by no means outdated.
One of the best things about corded power tools is that you will never have to worry about their battery supply. They get all the energy they need from the cord. But with this undeniable benefit comes its own drawback: maneuverability.
If your workspace is different from day to day, a corded power tool may be less convenient. You will always have to worry about access to a power supply. It may also be more challenging to maneuver in tight spaces.
There’s one more benefit of corded power tools we’d like to address: power. Corded power tools tend to be more powerful than their cordless counterparts. Still, you should remember that this is only a rule of thumb. There are exceptions. The most powerful of cordless tools will certainly have a leg-up on the weakest corded ones!
Cordless Power Tools
Now, let’s take a look at the alternative to old-fashioned corded power tools: cordless ones. The obvious benefit of cordless power tools is that you will not have to contend with a cord. This means you don’t have to worry about access to power outlets (except for when charging). They’re great for taking on the go.
But cordless power tools aren’t more maneuverable than corded ones in every way. For instance, you may have to deal with some extra bulk and weight due to the added battery. Then there is the obvious disadvantage of having to worry about your battery life. Still, battery lives on cordless power tools become longer with each passing year.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether a corded or cordless power tool is best suited to you. If you have any additional questions, we’d be happy to help.
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