Choosing the Right Tools for the Job


You would not use a hatchet to split a ten-inch diameter log. Similarly, you will not try to drill a three-quarter inch hole in a cement floor when you have a quarter inch drill. You will hear many people bad mouthing a tool because it did not provide an excellent service while they are the ones who are the problem. They made the wrong choice of tool for the job they were to carry out. Most tools have their particular purposes, and they need not do other roles that they cannot provide the right results. You will start encountering problems when you use a tool for the wrong purpose. It is in the human nature to blame the manufacturer or the tool when the fault is with the user.

There is always an exception in the usage of tools similar to all other life events. For example, you can have a drill that you have been using for many years when drilling holes in metals and cement walls. You can also be having a drill that you have been using to screw hardwood and it is working fine after many years. Such tools are still exceptional to providing you with service. You may wonder why such tools have not been failing when you call them up for service. It is because they are exceptional and they can still serve you for long.

All tool manufacturers have tool specifications like RPM, capacity, size, weight, amperage, and much more. These specifications are in place so that you can choose the right tool that will suit your purpose. In many occasions, price becomes the determining factor, and you may end up purchasing a device made for a different purpose. When you do not read through specs to determine if the tool is right for your functions, you are preparing to fail in your job. Do not put the blame on the manufacturer.

In most cases, a little overkill is not a bad aspect. When it comes to selecting tools, although the weaker one will perform the task, a stronger one will work better as it will not stress the tool. The length of your tool’s life will depend on the stress you subject it to on a daily basis. Bigger is always better when it comes to tools. The stronger, more powerful, and bigger the tool in use is, the easier the job, as a result of less stress, and the longer the tool will last. When you are planning for your next job, consider purchasing the right tools for things to work out right.