DIY News: Power Tools Becoming More Popular Over Hand Tools

DIY News: Power Tools Becoming More Popular Over Hand Tools

Sydney : Australia | Sep 04, 2012 at 8:38 PM PDT
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Recent research and statistics in the field of do-it-yourself construction, repair and home improvement shows that power tools are miles ahead of manual hand tools when it comes to sales and usage by the general public. In the United States alone, the sales of power trade tools is rising consistently at an average of 4.8%, and the peak trend is expected to continue until 2016. In other countires where DIY enthusiasts abound even more, such as Australia, the rise of automated tools is evidently more widespread.

More and more people decide to use automated discount tools partly because of the rise of demand in independent construction projects. For example, if a person or family wants to have their house undergo a major reconstruction, they feel they would save more on construction costs if they do the process themselves instead of hiring a third party contractor. Instead of hiring many people to do the task, the family can team up together and use air tools instead to make the workload easier.

By 2016, the power tools industry is expected to become a $13.1 billion dollar industry, the highest it will ever be since 2006, when the tool industry experienced some slight drawbacks. In the United States, many tool suppliers are offering more power equipment because a lot of the clients who left their homes during the recession are now rebounding and embarking into housing projects again.

In Australia, however, the rising costs of house construction expenses in Sydney are forcing residents to choose power tools. This would enable them to remodel their homes without spending too much on hiring a construction team. As one of the most expensive places in the world when it comes to living expenses, families in Sydney are benefitting from do-it-yourself construction and repair.

Meanwhile, hand tools are seen to continue lagging behind hand tools for the upcoming years.It is obvious that people nowadays are choosing more convenience and efficiency when working with best cordless power tools. Price is only a secondary factor in these kinds of situations.

gentlehorizons is based in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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