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Power Tools: Cordless vs Corded

Learn about the differences between cordless and corded power tools.

It is an age old debate among DIYers: cordless power tools or corded power tools. But how do you choose? The first thing to consider before buying or using a power tool is to determine the kind of job you’ll be using your tools for. Are you working on a high intensity job that you need a lot of power for? Or just simple home repair and DIY projects? With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can determine which tools will be right for the job.

Cordless Power Tools vs Corded
Both cordless and corded power tools have their pros and cons. Learn about the differences between the two with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Cordless Power Tools

When it comes to cordless power tools, convenience is the name of the game. With a cordless power tool you can take it anywhere. The battery power offers you portability and they weigh less than corded tools. The advancements with battery operated power tools have been great in the last few years, offering customers more power and a longer run time in between charging.

Lithium-Ion batteries are also very popular with cordless power tools. They run longer than other battery operated power tools. They don’t have a “memory,” meaning it can charge without having to drain the battery first.

One disadvantage of cordless tools is that they can be more expensive than their corded counterparts. However, many cordless power tools now come in combo packs or kits, where you can purchase several power tools together, effectively saving you more money in the process.

Corded Power Tools

Corded tools are great if you are working on a job where you need a lot of power and you can’t waste time having to recharge your power tools. With heavy duty jobs like drilling into concrete, a corded power drill can give you the power you need to get the job done.

Think about the area in which you’ll be working in. Is it a high traffic area? If that’s a case you may want to consider using cordless drills so you don’t have to worry about any safety hazards with cords potentially being cut or someone tripping over the cord.

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find all the tools you need to tackle any home repair or DIY projects. For more tips on finding the right tools for the job, visit our Hand Tools and Power Tools blogs.


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