Why All Pro Landscapers Should Use Cordless Power Tools
Working as a professional landscaper, you probably own a collection of tools that you need to complete specific jobs. But how many of your tools are cordless power tools? There are several advantages to switching over to cordless, battery-powered tools.
The obvious advantage of using battery-powered tools is improving workplace safety. As you know, ensuring workplace safety makes the work environment a more efficient job site or facility. The last thing you want is someone getting injured by a dangerous tool while working.
Let’s discuss the ten reasons why all professional landscapers should use cordless power tools.
1. Improves efficiency
As a contractor or professional landscaper, one of the challenges is to get your projects done within a specific time frame. When you use cordless tools, you no longer need a power outlet or electric source to do your work. This improves your efficiency during projects because you can whip out the tool of choice right there on the spot and tackle any job quickly and efficiently.
2. Quiet and shareable
Typical machines and tools are noisy and cause disruptions in the surrounding area, especially in residential areas. Switching over to cordless tools helps to mitigate noise issues because they are quiet and only produce a slight buzzing or humming sound when in use.
In addition to reducing noise levels, cordless tools tend to move around job sites quite a bit. Because they are battery-powered tools, they are shareable amongst your staff. Since most workers move around quite a bit around the job site, the absence of cords on the power tools allows teamwork to flow more efficiently.
3. Fewer worksite injuries
As we mentioned earlier, the main advantage of using battery-operated tools is that they improve work safety resulting in more minor job site injuries. Power tools made with cords are known to cause tripping hazards on worksites. Depending on the work you’re doing, sometimes the existence of cables is unavoidable. But the more cords you have lying around plus multiple workers on the site, the more chance of an accident happening, which could lead to injuries, legal troubles, and possibly even disability payouts. Cordless tools help to eliminate trips and falls because they are cordless.
If you use chainsaws or power tools that vibrate a lot, many cordless tools come with minimal vibrations. This is beneficial because when power tools vibrate less, you feel less tired after operating them. Many cordless chainsaws are made with an effective anti-vibration system which makes them easier to handle. Therefore, you have more control over your work as the tools are quiet, and you can focus on maneuvering them for precise trimming. For example, if you have to trim bushes in small spaces with a chainsaw, you can carry out this task quickly without feeling exhausted afterward.
5. Beneficial handling for users
Using cordless products over corded tools can have health benefits as well. Using tools with long-lasting vibrations in a repetitive manner in different angles can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the front of your forearm feels pressure on the median nerve. Many landscapers and contractors who perform repetitive work with vibrating tools can suffer from pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands. Many cordless tools help to minimize the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome as they don’t vibrate as much as their corded counterparts, causing smooth usage and less stress on your hands.
6. Ergonomic design
Many cordless power tools are created with an ergonomic design that is meant to deliver convenience and comfort. For instance, battery-powered tools work just as effectively as corded tools, yet they reduce the risk of burns and other injuries because they don’t run on cords. Cordless drills generally come with molded rubber grips, making it easier for tradespeople to focus on their work and not worry if the drill is going to slip out of their hands while it’s in motion.
7. Cordless tools benefit the environment
Because they are made with pure raw materials, cordless tools come with low CO2 emissions. Another benefit of using battery-powered tools is that you have more extended breath in fuel emissions, giving you a cleaner and healthier worksite.
8. Less equipment to carry
Using cordless products eliminates lugging around a lot of equipment and the additional parts that come with them. The only thing you will need to adjust to is bringing the batteries to charge the tools on work sites. The benefit of charging them with batteries is that you can set your tools anywhere because all you need is the tool, the battery, and the charger. You can charge your cordless tool at any power outlet and work on another task. When it is finished charging, you can use it right away.
Switching over to cordless products saves you time on maintenance. Charging cordless tools is similar to charging your cellular phone. You set it on the charger and wait a few hours for the battery to charge. Operating them is as easy as turning a switch off and on and adjusting its speed to your comfort. There is no complicated removal of attachments, and since they are cordless, you don’t have to worry about unplugging them from an electrical socket. When you’ve completed your work, you clean up the area and wipe off any residue on your tools, and you’re done.
10. Have a spare
Once you switch to cordless tools, you’ll enjoy the cordless feeling. However, that doesn’t mean you have to retire your corded tools. You might find yourself switching back and forth between your cordless and corded tools. Having a few of your corded tools as spares in your tool kit could serve as backups. Just in case a cordless tool runs out of batteries, you have a spare to finish the job.