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  • MyJobQuote’s Trades Reveal Top Power Tool Brands

    Here at MyJobQuote, we recently conducted a poll with trade members who voted for their favourite power tool brands. Not only has the poll revealed which tool brands come out on top, but it also offers some inspiration if you are struggling to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day.

    Now the poll results are in, let’s find out which tool brand has come out on top…

    Personal Favourite Tool Brand

    1. DeWalt - 116 votes
    2. Makita - 78 votes
    3. Milwaukee - 49 votes
    4. Festool - 21 votes
    5. Bosch - 19 votes

    Most Durable Tools

  • DeWalt - 100 votes
  • Makita - 76 votes
  • Milwaukee - 55 votes
  • Hilti - 26 votes
  • Bosch - 24 votes
    1. Highest Quality Tools

    2. DeWalt - 96 votes
    3. Makita - 58 votes
    4. Milwaukee - 55 votes
    5. Festool- 46 votes
    6. Hilti - 30 votes

    Best Value for Money Tools

  • DeWalt - 113 votes
  • Makita - 83 votes
  • Milwaukee - 42 votes
  • Erbauer - 26 votes
  • Bosch - 22 votes
  • Best Portable Tools

  • DeWalt - 126 votes
  • Makita - 77 votes
  • Milwaukee - 48 votes
  • Bosch - 19 votes
  • Festool - 14 votes
  • Most Used Tool Brand

  • DeWalt - 126 votes
  • Makita - 86 votes
  • Milwaukee - 45 votes
  • Erbauer/Bosch - 15 votes
  • Ryobi - 11 votes
  • Results Recap

    From our poll results, it’s clear that DeWalt nailed the top brand spot with over 39% of the vote for the most used tool brand. This is due to the durability, quality, and the best value for money that DeWalt’s tools offer.

    DeWalt clearly has some brand loyalty, as it also came out on top as the best portable tool brand, with 124 of our trades voting for the Black and Decker-owned brand. So, if you have a handy dad that needs tools for on the go, a portable DeWalt power tool may be the perfect present, or you may also want to test out the second (Makita) and third best options (Milwaukee).

    Things to Consider Before Buying Power Tools for Father’s Day

    Just because DeWalt is our overall winner, does not mean that it’s the right brand for everyone, so before you go out and invest in tools for Father’s Day, you should consider the following things:

    Look at the Safety Rating

    Just because a brand is well-known, does not mean that the tools are always safe. To ensure the tool you are purchasing is safe, you need to do your research. You can start by looking at customer reviews and then take a look at the product specs to see if there are any additional safety measures in place to prevent accidents.

    Corded Vs Cordless

    One of the first things you should consider when purchasing tools is whether your dad would prefer a corded or cordless tool. Both have their benefits, however cordless tools offer more freedom in terms of movement, so they are ideal for awkward angles, although they do need charging regularly. Corded tools are more powerful, as they offer consistent power, so they are ideal for more difficult jobs.

    Study the Features

    If your dad is working on a specific project that requires a certain tool, it is important that you choose the right product for the job. For instance, they may require a certain size drill. If your dad is fairly handy and takes on a few different jobs, then it may be worthwhile investing in a multi-functional tool with an array of different functions.

    Consider the Overall Cost

    When buying a tool, you may only consider the initial cost of the tool, however you also need to take other costs into account. This includes the price of accessories, as well as electrical costs, which may be lower or higher depending on whether you choose a corded or cordless tool.

    Need more tips on buying power tools for Father’s Day? Feel free to ask one of our trusted trades, who always offer the best tool advice.

    Last updated by MyJobQuote on 14th June 2022.

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