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Industrial Supplies: Hand Tools vs Power Tools

Hand Tools, Power Tools | July 30, 2019

As a provider of industrial supplies, we, at Western Equipment, know that the benefits of hand tools vs power tools can vary depending on the job being done. If you are looking to stock up on tools for your crew or you need a specific setup for a particular job, Western Equipment can ensure that you show up at the jobsite with exactly the equipment that you need to finish the job.

Whether to Use Hand Tools or Power Tools

Knowing whether it is better to use a hand tool or a power tool for any job is always dependent on the job itself. Each type of tool offers a different set of benefits, and the quality of the tool will have a massive impact on the outcome of the job being done. Some of the benefits and types of tools that fall under each category of equipment include the following:

Hand Tools

Hand tools are primarily used in situations that require a high degree of precision and care. A hand tool offers the user the ability to move more slowly and precisely than most power tools, and they are also typically less expensive, more readily available, and there is a greater range of applications. Hand tools are also typically safer than power tools because they do not require the same degree of caution. Some types of hand tools that Western Equipment supplies to industrial clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Combination wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Hex keys
  • Impact sockets
  • Pliers
  • Punches
  • Saw blades
  • Screwdrivers
  • Socket sets
  • Socket wrenches

Power Tools

There are a wide variety of benefits to using a power tool. Power tools are almost always faster and easier to use than hand tools. Although they are more expensive than hand tools, the time saved on work done is usually worth the cost. Power tools can do a large amount of work with a small amount of effort, meaning that some jobs that were insurmountable with hand tools are made doable if not easy with the right power tool. Western Equipment provides a wide range of tools and top brands for power tools, including:

  • Drills/drivers
  • Grinders
  • Hammer drills
  • Impact drivers
  • Power tool accessories
  • Sanders

If you are interested in finding out more about industrial supplies and the benefits of hand tools vs power tools for a jobsite, or if you are interested in any of our other products or services, please contact us at the location nearest you or fill out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you.