Using the correct technique and the correct accessories will make your cordless tools last longer. The following guide will provide some quick tips to help you not only get the most out of your tools, but also make them safer!
When using a chainsaw make sure the chain is sharp.
If you don’t know how to sharpen it yourself, take it to your local mower shop and let a professional to do it for you.
A sharp chain puts less stress on the engine/motor, helping reduce your fuel consumption or increase battery life. Not only that, but it’s also safer, reducing the amount of weight you put into the chainsaw means you’ll be better balanced and less likely to slip. Remember, when you’re forcing the chainsaw is when accidents are more likely happen.
Pro tip - a cheap circular saw with sharp teeth is going to get the job done safer, faster and more efficiently than one that is top of the line and has blunt teeth.
Blunt teeth on any blade is only going to make you push harder, increasing the likely hood of injury and even more likely, the chance of burning the wood and your battery life.
A blunt drill bit forces you to push harder on the drill.
Again this is more stress on the motor and reduces battery life because of that. Make sure you have spare replacement drill bits for those big DIY projects.
And finally, we’ve probably all been there before and it’s a no brainer…
Spending a little bit more for a decent No.2 Phillips head drill bit is worth it! It won’t strip as easily and only costs a few dollars. “No.2” refers to the thickness of the flat part of the drill bit, being 2mm.
Remember, a well maintained accessory is not only beneficial for the tool’s performance, but also safer for the user! It’s also going to mean less drain on the battery or fuel tank so you can spend less time worrying about the tool and more time on the project at hand!