How to choose the right power tools this fall

Whether it’s construction, repair or blasting, you know how important it is to have the right tool for the job. For a long time, that meant choosing a tool that came with a cable attached and a three-prong plug on the end.

But thanks to an innovative design and dramatic improvements in battery technology, you no longer have to choose between power and portability. Today’s best power tools deliver the power you need, wherever you need it, and they do it very intelligently.

Need a hammer drill? Get a slammer

Take the Worx WX354 Slammer Active hammer drill. Its power and flexibility mean you don’t need to lug around a normal drill and SDS rotary hammer – it’s just as fun to drill into masonry, brick, and concrete as it is to drill into wood, plastic, or concrete. metal. It has 24 torque settings and is capable of delivering up to 60Nm.

And because the motor is brushless, it lasts much longer than its competitors: 50% more autonomy. 25% more power and 10 times longer life.

The Slammer has another useful feature. Its 20V battery is a PowerShare battery, which means it is designed to work with all other 20V and 2x20V PowerShare tools from Worx, such as drill drivers and leaf blowers.

Instead of having to buy and remember to charge multiple batteries, you can simply swap the battery from one tool to another as needed. This cuts your costs and also helps reduce your environmental footprint.

Two heads are better than one

The same innovation that created the PowerShare system also created Worx’s WX176 Switchdriver Drill Driver, which is an inspired solution to a common problem you’ve probably encountered on your own when you have to drill lots of holes and drive lots of screws. : The constant changing between drills or worse, the constant removal and installation of drill bits and screwdriver bits.

The Switchdriver intelligently solves this by having a rotating head containing not one chuck but two; just press the button and the chucks rotate 180 degrees to switch between bits. If you’ve ever done a job that involved very repetitive drilling and piping, you’ll know how much time, effort, and hassle it will save you.

The rotary chuck isn’t the only smart thing about the Switchdriver. It also has precise electronic torque control to prevent stripping of screws and damage to your working environment, and the 2-speed variable gear means it’s ready for any task. There’s even an LED light to illuminate your work area, and Worx has managed to keep the weight down to just 1.32kg to reduce fatigue.

The only fan with an air amplifier

The same 20V battery that powers the Switchdriver and Slammer can also be inserted into Worx’s WG54E LeafJet, an innovative compact leaf blower that again uses the PowerShare battery system. It is the first of its kind, a fan with an air amplifier to produce even more air volume than any fan with the same motor size.

This means that it is more powerful and a lot more efficient too. It offers an enormous air speed of 209 km / h and an air volume of 693 m3 per hour.

Like other tools from Worx, the LeafJet’s motor is brushless for efficiency, reliability and longevity – and it’s also incredibly light, so your arms won’t strain so much when you need to clear up a massive amount of space. .

The power you need, wherever you need it

Worx’s PowerShare system gives you the freedom to share batteries and chargers among multiple power tools, reducing damage to the environment, reducing resource use, and saving you money – and because tools themselves are so smart, you don’t have to choose between portability and power.

In addition to the tools we’ve covered here, there’s a whole world of Worx PowerShare tools to choose from, including saws and sanders, impact wrenches and impact drivers, angle grinders, and multi-tools. .

Whether you are drilling, driving, cutting or brushing, the PowerShare range from Worx will save you money, space and, most importantly, time.

Click here to see how Worx PowerShare Power Tools can make every job easier

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