Choosing the Best Tools for Your Workshop

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or veteran technician, anyone that wants a serious workshop needs serious equipment. While basic tools like hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches are useful, you’ll need high powered equipment for more involving jobs. Whether it is saws or pneumatic devices, both hobbyists and professionals alike should ensure they have access to whatever tools necessary to handle whatever obstacles come their way.

A Trusty Table Saw

A table saw is a must-have piece of equipment. Most table saws are essentially fast-spinning blades mounted on a stationary set-up. They are perfect for precisely cutting pieces of metal and wood. The table set-up and fine adjustment wheel allows for razor sharp rip cuts, and the metallic surface can double as a workbench.

Table saws are often completely stationary due to their heavy weight and cumbersome construction. As such, they’re not suited for jobs that require rapid mobility. However, while most saws are often constructed as built-in set-ups, some table saws are moveable. While attached wheels allow for some moving about, expect to keep the table saw in your workshop rather than taking it out on the road.

Dust Collection Saws

Experienced handymen know that cutting through tough materials leaves behind a lot of debris. One of the messiest materials to cut is concrete. Concrete leaves behind chunky bits of dust and debris, and even the most high-powered of saws cannot power through without getting clogged. Heavier cuts of wood and sturdy metals are also capable of leaving lots of debris during intense cutting jobs.

To avoid debris clogging up your saws, invest in a dust collection saw. Dust collection saws are essentially circular saws with an attached dust collection apparatus. The dust collector siphons excess materials and prevents them from disrupting or jamming the blade. When the dust bag is full, simply dump the contents for disposal and reattach to continue cutting. To further reduce the effects of dust, these blades also feature super high powered motors for enhanced power.

When operating the dust saw, it’s essential to also protect your eyes and face from dust particulates. Always wear proper eyewear and mouth protection when operating a dust blade. While dust blades also feature cutting guards to block out most of the excess dust that isn’t collected, always exercise extreme caution.

Pneumatic Devices

Rather than using a hammer and nail, upgrade to pneumatic devices. By utilising gas pressure, these devices will deliver precision fired nails wherever they’re desired. Nail guns are one of the most widely used pneumatic tools. Collated nail guns are usually the most popular and easily operated types of nail guns.

Simply load the nails into the magazine and insert the magazine into the nail gun. Once the magazine is loaded and the gun is primed, you can begin firing nails. The adjustable settings on most nail guns allow users to choose exactly how deep they want the nail to penetrate once fired.

In addition to buying the aforementioned power tools, it’s also recommended to purchase complementary Melbourne tool accessories. Whether they’re drill tips or replacement blades, extra add-ons will ensure your primary tools are always fully functioning.