Power Tools & Accesories

A power tool is a device or machine powered by an additional source or mechanism other than our own human body (when compared to hand tools, at least). When it comes to their power source exactly, a majority of these are electric motor based, however many can also be fueled via gasoline (definitely a lot more rare, and typically only seeing in lawn and garden tools), internal combustion engines, and compressed air (also known as pneumatic).


Finding and buying the best power tool is too broad of a question for us to answer,. So to try to break it down at least significantly for you before getting into the power tool types, here are a few questions we suggest asking


Air Compressor

An air compressor converts power (either electric or with gasoline) into energy that is stored as pressurized (also known as compressed) air. As you use the device, it continues to store this compressed air as energy in the tank until you reach its capacity. Depending on the model you have or purchase, both the capacity as well as pressure power will vary. They come as either stationary or portable.

Angle Grinder

Angle grinders are also labeled as side grinders or disc grinders, and they’re a handheld power tool that grind, cut (through basically anything — even steel, tile and mortar), and polish various objects and materials. They can be powered by compressed air, an electric motor or petrol engine. The key word here however is “angle”, and the geared head is at a right-angle mounted on a disc (replaceable) with a side handle an adjustable guard to get into those little spaces you can’t usually fit into as well as counter side forces that are sometimes created while cutting (as opposed to axial forces typically created by other tools like power drills). They come as corded or cordless.

Bandsaw

A bandsaw works by consist of a steel band with a long, sharp and jagged edged (toothed) blade that runs over wheels that’s popularly used in woodworking, metalworking and lumbering. The consistent cutting action of the toothed blade is advantageous for an even distribution of cutting and overall control of the user since they hold the piece of wood and can move it accordingly against the stationary, long blade. They are available as stationary tools inside of shops, however there are some portable bandsaws out there as well.

Belt Sander

The useful belt sander is a device that are larger than most sanders out there, and they’re a great solution for those who want to sand a lot in a small amount of time. They work with an electric motor that turns a pair of cylinders with a loop of sandpaper that’s continuous. They’re pretty aggressive and aren’t for finishing projects, but mostly to begin a sanding adventure since they’re so powerful and hard to control. They come in as either stationary on a bench or portable as well.

Biscuit Joiner

You may see biscuit joiners also called plate joiners, and these things are used in woodworking to “join” together two pieces of wood (or “plates”). They use a circular saw blade that is small in size to cut a small hole (crescent-shaped — which many title the “mouth”) in the opposite sides of the two pieces of wood you’re joining. The compressed biscuit is then covered with glue and applied into the slot. The two boards are then finally joined together to give us a nice bond between the two pieces for various reasons depending on the project.

Chainsaw

We all know chainsaws at least a little, right? Technically, these are mechanical saws with rotating teeth attached to a chain that rotates on a guide bar. To put it differently, the saw blade is built into a chain, wrapped around the long guide bar (typically metal), and an engine that powers it all (a small, one-cylinder engine either with gasoline or battery pack for electric models). They take quite a bit of maintenance and of course, be safe! They’re portable and are often taken to job sites or used at home.

Drills

We all have a drill, don’t we? Whether it’s a cordless drill or corded drill, a work shop or even small home or apartment without a drill is missing the backbone of it all. They’re technically defined as a power tool with a cutting or driving tool attachment (a drill or driver bit), that operates with an electric motor and spins the attachment at a rapid pace for quick, efficient drills and drives. The attachment is held by a chuck and pressed against your target, operating by using a trigger at your hand. Whether or not you want a cord on your drill is totally up to you (we know many who have both), with each having their own pros and cons.

Oscillating Tool

Also known as multi-tools, an oscillating tool is one of the most versatile hand-held power tools in the world. Hence the term “multi”, these things can range extremely broad in terms of application due to the ability of having interchangeable attachments. They work by using the attachment of your liking fitted on the tool that when turned on, rapidly rotates back and forth (hence the term oscillating). This will create some friction for you to direct onto an object or material — whether it sanding, cutting, or grinding motions.

And Many More!

S A Mining Supplies is a proud reseller of these power tool brands:

We also supply top quality accessories such as drill bits, grinding discs, blades, saws, taps, dies & much more.

Makita:

Makita power tools are one of the major brand leaders within the power tools industry.

Ryobi:

Ryobi is well known for the excellent quality power tools they manufacture and sell.

Flex Power Tools:

Flex Power Tools is a well-known and an established manufacturer of power tools and accessories.


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