A unique trait of power tools is the external fuel that powers them. In a way, they are a modern invention, aiding their users. Power and trade tools are available in a vast variety reflecting the variance in their usage. This diversity in types of power tools extends to their users as well. Thus, the users are not confined to just one industry. Usually, this identity with the type of material used. Some users include carpenters, woodworkers, mechanic workers, etc. Apart from this, power tools are widely used in houses: cutting, drilling, gardening, etc.
Carpenters: Carpentry is the core of the construction world. Carpenters deal in a variety of materials with their work encompassing different power tools. They work in a diverse variety of materials: from industrially manufactured materials (fiberglass) to relatively natural ones (wood). Hence, their tools change with the change in materiality. Some common power tools used include saws, drills, nail guns, sanders, routers, etc. Versatility in these power tools ranges from their types. For instance, circular saws impose linear cuts whereas jigsaws cut curved incisions. The carpenters are usually divided into two primary categories: woodworkers and metalworkers.
- Woodworkers: As implied by the name itself, woodworkers are united by the material they use. Although conventional materials such as chisels and hammers/ mallets are still in use, modern technology is taking over. Inventions in tools are common with power tools more in use. Examples of power tools used by woodworkers include saws and sanders. The function of these orbit sanders is to even the wood surface being worked on. In this way, it improves the finishing look of the object in work. This sanding is better than the manual work done with a variety of sandpapers. In addition to the sanders, the woodworkers also commonly use routers. They are mostly used for relief work within the wood.
- Metalworkers: Unlike wood, metalworkers are exposed to a greater diversity of materials. The main reason behind this is the variability in physical properties exhibited by these metals. For instance, some are soft while others are relatively hard to cut. The brittle and malleability of the materials also affect the choosing decision of the metalworkers. In this way, they choose different power tools according to the metal in use. For these reasons, the saws designed for metalworkers are relatively sharp and strong than the ones used in woodworking. These include band saws, plasma arc cutters, hacksaw, angle grinders, and welders.
Mechanics: Automotive industry is the major user of power tools. From drills to impact wrenches, drivers, heat guns, blow torches, grease guns there are a variety of tools being used. These power tools and many more immensely boost the output delivered. From increased efficiency to superior quality work, the power tools enhance the workflow. Although some people still prefer and rely on hand tools more, the power tools make the work easier and efficient. For this reason, they are taking over the conventional methods in almost every industry.