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What defines a power tool as being ‘Industry Standard’?
For anyone that has needed to complete a domestic task like clean the car, clear leaves from the patio, or drill some holes for cables, there are a wide range of suitable machines available that can adequately deal with these types of jobs. These will include power tools, measuring tools, cutting tools, and air tools that can be acquired from a general purpose hardware merchandise shop.
There are also a host of tasks, which may be encountered through the process of domestic maintenance, where the types of machines available are simply not powerful enough to cope with the requirements of the job. There are some obvious safety reasons for not distributing the type of equipment that is necessary for this work to the general public. In some cases specialist training is needed before an individual is approved for use. Some pieces of industry standard equipment will only be available through an authorised vendor to a person with the appropriate trade credentials.
The defining factors for an industrial power tool are the level of expertise required to use the equipment and the output power of the device. There are ISO standards which regulate the classification of all machinery and these are used to decide whether a product is of a domestic, or industrial standard.
Finding industrial power tools
The majority of power tools, even industrial standard power tools, are available to members of the public without the need for specific training or qualifications. These can be sourced through merchants that deal specifically with a particular trade. A local directory service or business contact can help to locate these types of outlets. It is also possible to obtain industry standard power tools through reputable internet sites. When dealing with companies via the web it is essential to vet the site properly and check that they have the correct certification to handle the types of goods on offer. The site should have the correct mark badges and dealership approval illustrated on its pages. It is advisable to check the validity of any claims made about the approval to use or sell this equipment by making direct contact via email or phone. Through this form of contact it should be possible to obtain copies of any of the relevant certification for the machinery.
Buy or lease
As the type of equipment involved can be considerably expensive there are usually a variety of payment plans available for industrial power tools. Leasing is a popular option, particularly if the job will be completed in a short time frame. When purchasing this type of equipment outright it is worthwhile checking on resale value and any legal requirements for selling as it may be acceptable for member of the public to buy a particular tool, but there may be restrictions on any onward trade.
Author Bio - Daniel Foord has published a wide range of websites and is a regular contributor to blogs on a variety of topics including trade and industry. He researches on sites including Buck and Hickman in order to stay at the cutting edge of the latest industry news and developments.