In the the power-tool market, battery powered tools have already proved extremely popular, while their smaller and more compact nature makes it easier for them to deliver outstanding performance. There are still pros and cons to this burgeoning technology, including the following:
- Standard power tools usually come equipped with a cord that is just several feet in length, restricting users in terms of function, range and safety. Cordless tools such as those sold through SGS Engineering have no such issues, however, as they offer unique portability within the home.
- Another core benefit of cordless power tools is that they offer excellent, on-demand availability for quick or unexpected jobs. They negate the need to seek out an electrical outlet, for example, while they can also be used immediately on outdoor tasks and repairs.
- The batteries sold with power tools usually have a fixed and occasionally restricted running times, which is significantly lower than the recommended charge time. This means that the tool may need to charging prior to use, causing delays in your schedule and forcing you to put off important jobs temporarily.
- On a similar note, users who do not get into the habit of charging their devices cordless regularly may find everyday use and even their safety compromised. After all, there is a risk that power could cut out in the middle of a task, although this is somewhat offset by the presence of battery indicators and visual warning signs.
With these points in mind, it is clear that the benefits of cordless power tools far outweigh the potential disadvantages, with this industry more advanced than others in the field of battery technology. Many of the potential issues arise around user error and a misunderstanding of the technology, which will continue to improve and aid the consumer experience in the near-term future.