For tackling home improvement projects large and small, quality power tools are essential. And whether you’re a weekend DIYer or a professional contractor, The Home Depot carries the best tool brands to help you get the job done in less time with better results.
With such a huge selection to choose from, you may find it hard to decide which tool or brand is best suited for your needs. Here are some tips to help you in your selection:
Power Tool Brands
The Home Depot offers hundreds of the best brands of power tools on the market. From Ryobi and Milwaukee to Makita and RIDGID, our selection is unrivaled. Each brand is unique and offers different benefits, from pricing and selection to durability. To try different brands before you buy, The Home Depot Rental Center offers a wide range of power tool rentals, including drills, circular saws, impact drivers and more.
Once you decide on the right brand for you, consider a power tool combo kit. Buying a combo kit instead of individually priced power tools is a good way save money and start building a home or business workshop. There are literally dozens of options available, including cordless drill sets, so you can easily select the combination of tools you’ll use most often.
The right battery voltage
12V and 18V battery platforms are the most popular and widely available cordless tools. Batteries and chargers are not compatible across different brands or platforms, so choose one and stick with it. Also, you should select a voltage (or battery platform) based on the type of work you’ll be doing. For common fixes around the house, 12V tools deliver ample power. 18V tools offer more power and flexibility to tackle tougher jobs.
With many different cordless power tools, including drills, rotary hammers, air compressors and nail guns, the top power tool brands and accessories can help complete your home fixes more quickly without having to use an extension cord or worry about having an electrical outlet nearby.
While there are benefits to both, some tools you should buy with the cord. Circular saws, reciprocating saws, cut-off tools, angle grinders, and other heavy-duty tools typically deplete batteries quickly under continuous use.
From the basic drill set, saws, sanders, or oscillating tools to routers, band saws, or even a drill press, The Home Depot offers a complete selection of tools to power your projects. We also feature power tools that use the latest lithium-ion battery and brushless power tool technology, delivering more power and longer runtimes.
For more information on which tools to have on hand for DIY repairs, visit our Must-Have Tools Buying Guide.