DIY today is radically different from fifty, even ten years ago. The rise of the power tool has arguably made DIY easier, if not opened more possibilities to people of any skill level. Having said that, power tools are not necessarily cheap, unless you know where to look. In this article we will look at some of the ways you can save a bit of money, and find discount hand and power tools to help with those odd jobs, without hurting your wallet too much.
The Universal Answer
Power and hand tools make the DIY projects we frequently carry out, or rather the processes within our projects much easier, and less time consuming. For that reason, they are very popular, and a massive industry has now grown out of the phenomenon. But where can you find discount hand and power tools that aren’t going to cost you the earth?
Well your first thoughts should be to the ‘universal’ answer – the unparallelled consumer revolution that has been the internet. The internet has, over recent years, given rise to a whole new marketplace, in which fair and level competition can truly flourish. Online shopping is becoming easier every day, and with that, the opportunity for picking up bargains is steadily increasing.
A quick internet search for discount power tools will uncover literally millions of relevant searches, which can point you in the right direction towards finding that bargain. If you don’t find what you’re looking for online, you’ll be struggling to find it elsewhere. One potential place you can look is an auction site, like eBay, or similar, where people can freely list their second hand goods for sale.
The online home of the bargain hunter, try eBay for your power tools, but take caution in buying something which you can’t see, from someone you’ve never met.
Some recent hand or power tools seen up for auction on eBay were:
- Makita Rotary Hammer
Craftsman Buffer Polisher System
Plasterer’s plastic finishing trowel
Vintage Carpenter’s File/Rasp
Milwaukee 5321-21 Rotary Hammer Drill
DeWalt Tool Belt
Vintage Forged Claw Hammer
Makita Impact Driver
Additionally, there are numerous online retailers of home and garden equipment, which through reduced overheads pass on massive savings on their products. Alternatively if you’re not an internet guru, you could always revert to some of the traditional methods.
One of the best ways to pick up discount hand and power tools I’ve ever encountered is at table sales, garage sales and trunk sales. It takes a bit of searching, and you stand a chance of not finding what you’re looking for, but eventually you’ll stumble across an unwanted power tool which could be an ideal addition to your toolbox.
A word of advice – always ask to see any tool working before you buy, to avoid the disappointment of arriving home to find you’ve bought a dud. Alternatively, you could try looking in local classifieds and other local sources. Eventually, you’ll stumble across a power tool, and you could end up with a very good bargain at the ed of the day.
Discount hand and power tools are great for any DIY enthusiast. Even those with a more traditional outlook to home projects would find the allure of a power tools hard to resist. Now, more than ever, you can pick up some great bargains if you look in the right places. If you persevere, you’re bound to eventually end up with a great tool, at a fantastic price, which will serve you well through numerous DIY projects.