And while hand tools have their place in the workshop, power tools save you time, make many jobs easier to do and can often provide more professional results.
Below is a list of probably the most essential tools you should have in the work shop, and the way they can benefit you versus using hand tools.
Say for instance, you just need to hammer in a couple of nails, it is sufficient to use a simple hand hammer, and if its more complicated, choose a pneumatic nail gun.
But if you have a great deal of nails, or are using coarse nails, it will need a number of blows and a lot of time to get every thing hammered in.
Using a pneumatic gun inside the workshop will make nailing a much easier as well as more faster and smoother.
Just be sure to follow all of the safety precautions; wacking your hand with a hammer is one thing, putting a nail through is entirely another.
Power circular saw - When it comes to sawing, a handsaw if fine if you are just cutting a few 2x4s.
But when you needed to cut a large panel of plywood, it could be quite slow going.
For this job, a power circular saw is a much better choice.
A circular power saw helps to make cutting edges straight on larger chunks of wood easier (as well as 75 times more faster than with a handsaw, if you use it in combination with a clamp on straight edge.
By using power tools, you'll also make it easier on your hands.
Power miter saw - For making angled or mitered cuts, you use a hand miter saw.
This tool works great for smaller projects, just like the hand saw.
A powered miter saw will complete the job much faster with lesser effots for larger projects.
When you need to make your cut, simply, rotate the blade to the angle you require.
If you need to make curve or circle cuts in your wood project, you can use a coping saw hand tool or to speed it up - choose a powered jigsaw.
But all of the attention to fine detail that must be paid when creating those curves might take a long time (not to mention a really steady hand).The attention to the specifics has to be paid if your project involves curves and angles. It will certainly take more time and a steady hand.
A job with curves that takes seconds to complete if using a power jigsaw, only takes about 30 mins with a coping saw.
The jigsaw powered tool allows better control and quick speed.
Cordless drill - This is perhaps the ruler of the tools.
The advantages of a cord-free drill are twofold.
For one, being cord less gives the drill way more workability, since you're not hampered when it is plugged into an outlet.
Secondly, cordless drills double as power screwdrivers.
For many anchoring screws, such as drywalls screws, you won't even have to drill a pilot hole.
Although hand tools are a less costly buy over tools, they have got their place in the workshop particularly for smaller projects.
If you are looking to get a sleek, most professional and easiest woodworking or home improvement project, powered machine tools are the better choice.
So if the electricity goes out and you have a deadline for your projects, you can still use handtools afterall.