What Are The Best Battery Powered Tools For Your DIY Projects

Last updated on January 7th, 2020 at 08:50 pm

Corded tools are losing popularity and battery powered or cordless tools are gaining popularity among professional craftsmen and DIY enthusiasts.

The reason for this is simple. Battery powered tools are easier to work with. You don’t have to deal with messy extension cords and wires from corded tools when using a battery powered one.

This means you can use it anywhere. Especially in a jobsite where you probably don’t have access to a power outlet, or maybe when the power outlet is far from your reach.

For instance, taking a corded tool to the roof a building will take a lot more time and effort than taking a cordless tool.

Even at home, maybe you decide you want to whack away some of the stubborn weeds in your lawn or garden. With a large area to cover, dragging long extension cords with you will probably not be ideal.

But with a battery powered weed trimmer, you can take that weed trimmer wherever you want and whack those weeds wherever they are.

With that said, what are the best battery powered tools or cordless tools you can get your hands on today for your DIY and professional projects?

The Best Battery Powered Tools

Here are the ones we found.

JawSaw

Worx battery powered tools

This 20V JawSaw made by Worx is not your average tree prunner. It’s like a chainsaw with jaws covering the chain to make it very safe for use just by anyone.

With it, you can cut and prune branches as thick as 4 inches in diameter without breaking a sweat. It oils itself automatically. You just have to add oil to the oil compartment, and it has an oil level indicator to keep you aware of the oil level.

Turn the most demanding yard cleanup into a fun acitivity with this 20V battery powered JawSaw.

Portable shop vac

With a 2 gallon tank wet/dry capacity, a 7-8 feet hose and powerful suction to take care of all your shop cleanup needs, this portable battery powered shop vac will take care of all your shop cleaning need.

It’s one of the best portable battery powered tools you can get for both you your home and shop cleaning needs.

Cordless fan

If you need to cool down on the jobsite, this Dewalt 20V Max cordless fan is one of the best options you can go for.

It’s both corded and cordless, which means you can power it with a Dewalt battery or use an extension cord to get it running.

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Cordless drill

bosch PS32-02 cordless drill

For me, a cordless drill usually takes first place when it comes to battery powered tools, because there’re just so many uses for this little guy, especially since it’s battery powered.

And with a few drill accessories at your disposal, you can accomplish a mountain of tasks easily and efficiently with a cordless power drill.

Cordless jigsaw

battery powered makita jigsaw

Ever used a corded jigsaw to cut curves in wood? If you have, then you’d know the curves can sometimes get in the way as you move the jigsaw blade along the curve, especially when cutting really complicated curves.

With a battery powered jigsaw, like the Makita 18V lithium ion cordless jigsaw, you get to cut through that curve without worrying about any wire getting in your way.

Blower

Want a gas blower that requires a lot of maintenance to keep the engine running, a corded blower with its messy wires or a battery powered blower like this Dewalt DCBL720B that allows you to work free without any strings attached?

Well, I usually don’t like strings attached.

Cordless sander

I love DIY woodworking projects, but I don’t really look forward to the sanding aspect. But with a cordless random orbital sander like this Milwakee, sanding is a lot easier to carry out.

Weed trimmer

EGO Power+ cordless string trimmer

Ever used a gas weed trimmer? If you have, then you know how annoying the sound it makes is. Yes, it’s very powerful, but the noise is just so annoying.

Using it a residential area may attract some unneeded attention to yourself. With a cordless battery powered trimmer like this EGO Power+ 56 Volts string trimmer, you get to trim those weeds without all the noise and without angering your neighbors.

Cordless Hot Glue Gun

ryobi battery powered tools

Who need a corded glue gun when you can get a cordless one? You can use this Ryobi P305 One+ battery powered glue gun to handle all your projects that require hot glue.

Cordless framing and finish nailers

Paslode battery powered framing nailer

If you use nail guns, then you already know how much they make your DIY projects easier. You don’t have to swing hammers all day, with the danger of hammering your hand or even mixing the nail and putting a dent on your work.

Pneumatic nailers however, require you to deal with air compressor hoses, which is not fun. With cordless framing and finish nailers, you get the job done without worrying about getting air compressors or the messy hoses that come with them.

If you want to get a cordless framing nailer, the Paslode 905700 XP cordless framing nailer is definitely one you won’t regret getting.

As for a finish nailer, Porter Cables 18 guage 20 Volts cordless brad nailer is a top performer you can go for.

Circular saw

Skil battery powered circular saw

If you love carrying out DIY projects, you should strongly think about getting a cordless circular saw. You’d thank me later.

The Skil PWRCore 20 V brushless circular saw and the Dewlat Flexvolt 60V brushless circular saw are two of the best cordless tools you can go for when it comes to circular saws.

Conclusion

Cordless or battery powered tools are making a strong case in our modern work environment, and it’s not difficult to see why.

They offer more ease of use. The 11 tools I listed above are some of the best battery powered tools you can use today. So, go through them again if you can and get the ones you need.

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