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Air Compressor - A device that converts power into kinetic energy by compressing and pressurizing air, which can be released in quick bursts into different tools. For example, spray gun, drills, etc.


Cordless Drills - These tools are powered by rechargeable batteries. These drills can be powerful but usually not as much as the corded drills.

Tile cutter - Used to cut tiles to a required size or shape using a diamond blade.

Drills - A tool fitted with a driving tool attachment, usually a drill bit or driver bit, used for drilling holes in various materials.
 

Corded - Usually with a 2 to 3 meters of cable to be connected to a power socket.

Generators - Very useful on site where there is no power supply. It generates electricity for the power tools.

SDS Drills are extremely powerful and are used when extra power is required for heavy duty jobs. They can also have a chisel bits for penetrating concrete.



Grinders - Mainly used for cutting materials like concrete, tiles and stones. Diamond blade discs can cut most items and last a lot longer but are more expensive.

Sanders - A power tool used to smooth wood and other materials by abrasion with sandpaper.


Circular saw - A tool using a toothed metal disc and is used for cutting wood or other materials and can be hand-held or table-mounted.

Nail Gun - A tool used to drive nails into wood or some other kind of material


Jigsaw - A tool used for cutting arbitrary curves, or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood, metal, or other material.


Miter Saw - Used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece on different angles.