cordless or not???

Submitted by bso_71 on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:21


I am very new at this and I am starting to buy my tools. I want to know if I should be looking at the cordless tools (the battery ones) or the ones that have to be connected??? I don't know if in the long run I will get fed up of connecting them all the time or if I the battery ones are better or not? Can anyone give me feedback on this matter?

I don't want to spend tons of money at first. I've seen good comments on Ryobi price-quality related. I am no pro so I will be using the tools on a home-intermediate level I guess. Are these tools the right fit? So the question is cordless or corded?

Thanks a lot for any help received!!!


Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:34

I just saw the Black & Decker BDCDMT1206KITC Matrix 6 Tool (… ) but I don´t know if it is a good tool. Can someone guide me on this??? I am very new in these matters and I am just looking for tools to buy. I want to start making simple furniture and storage stuff but there are so may options and I am still quite lost in this matter!!!!


Sat, 03/14/2015 - 08:05

I would give you a big NO on this as a decent tool for any type of woodworking project involving anything over 1". I bought it thinking it would be great to have one power source for all those tools. Ended up taking everything but the drill back to Lowes. The little circular saw attachment wouldn't cut thru much of anything. The jigsaw kept getting bound up (in 1" boards!); It was a MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT to say the least. I have decided to just slowly (as $$ becomes available in our budget) add the main tools to my workbench. I have since purchased a jig saw (found it on sale!); a sawzall; a decent orbital sander, etc. I also decided to just "woman-up" and learn how to use a regular circular saw. I never liked the noise or the size of them but ear protection and muscles have helped! So, my advice is don't waste your money. Good concept but poor tools.