The only difference between cordless and corded power tools is that they don't have a cord. Rechargeable batteries are used to power cordless power tools. Rechargeable batteries provide several advantages, including the ability to be reused, reasonable charge times, and the ability to continuously use the cordless power tool when several batteries are used.
There are many different types of cordless tools for various purposes. Cordless drills and screwdrivers, angle grinders, rotary hammers, demolition hammers, and cordless woodworking tools are just some examples of cordless tools.
Why Are Cordless Tools Preferred to Corded Ones?
The portability of cordless tools is the most obvious benefit, making them excellent for those who travel or operate on remote, powerless job sites. On the other hand, Cordless power tools have other advantages, such as being smaller and lighter. Cordless power tools are the ideal choice if you're tired of cables and want lightweight, easy-to-store power tools.
What Kind of Batteries Do Cordless Tools Use?
Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), and Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are all common types of cordless tools’ batteries. Because they are lightweight, less sensitive to heat, and they don't suffer from self-discharge or memory effects and have a long battery life, Li-Ion batteries are the newest and most innovative batteries available.
Advantages of Cordless Tools
- A lithium-ion battery is now found in almost every cordless power tool on the market. These batteries can store a significant amount of power that does not deplete over time while the tool is not used. Lithium-ion batteries are designed to be lightweight and reducing worker fatigue. It's also a good idea for your battery to be interchangeable with your other cordless power tools, just in case you need it.
- Cordless tools provide better flexibility and portability because they don't have a cable and don't require a secondary power source. Cordless tools enable you to maneuver and move around freely when working on many tasks or in tight areas without the risk of tripping or tangling a cord.
- Cordless power tools are often easier to store than corded power tools, in addition to their portability. Cordless drills, saws, and impact drivers can all be stored in drawers or on shelves, and most come with their storage containers for the tool and its batteries.
Safety Tips to Consider When Using Cordless Tools
- Because of their great mobility, power tools are inherently dangerous. Cordless tools are quite likely to make touch with the operator's body. At the same time, it is impossible to completely guard cordless tools.
- All portable power tools must have a spring-loaded switch (dead man switch) that only activates when the button is pressed. There must be no locks on the switch.
- As much as possible, choose low-vibrating tools. Tools with vibration-absorbing handles, such as cork, rubber, plastic, or plastic bonded to steel are good choices.
- Low voltage power tools up to 24 volts are ideal in wet areas such as tanks and boilers and on damp floors.
- Read the manufacturer's manual and guidelines to learn about the tool's proper applications, limitations, operation, and risks.
- Remove any portable electric tools that are broken or defective for service and label them "Do Not Use." If your cordless tools are broken down, discard or recycle them
- When using power tools, use proper eye and face protection.