When it comes to choosing the right power tools, you’re faced with a critical decision: corded or cordless, brushed or brushless? The landscape of power tools has evolved, with cordless options now rivalling their corded counterparts in power, torque, and longevity of use. In this article, we’ll delve into the key distinctions between these options and explore why you should consider
incorporating them into your toolkit.
Understanding Brushless Motors: Before we delve into the benefits of cordless and brushless power tools, let’s revisit the fundamentals of brushed motors. When a brushed motor is energized, an
electric charge travels through brushes and into the commutator, transferring energy to the armature, which consists of copper windings. These windings become magnetized and interact with
stationary magnets, driving the motor’s rotation until the charge is cut off.
Now, let’s shift our focus to brushless motors. These revolutionary devices eliminate brushes and the commutator. Instead, the magnets are placed on the motor shaft, and the copper windings of the armature are fixed around the shaft. A small circuit board orchestrates the precise delivery of energy to the windings, allowing the tool to adjust dynamically based on the task at hand. This level of intelligence is why brushless tools are often referred to as “smarter..”
The Advantages of Smarter Tools
One of the most significant advantages of cordless and brushless power tools is the direct communication between the tool’s electronics and the stationary windings. In tools like the 18v Cordless Drill/Hammer Drill or 18v Cordless 5” Angle Grinder, the circuit board regulates the power supplied by the battery, optimizing it for the specific task. This intelligent management not only enhances performance but also extends the battery life, making brushless tools a preferred choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike. And don't forget the convenience of working without the hindrance of a power cord.
Beyond extended battery life, brushless motors are renowned for their superior power output. With the copper windings situated on the outside of the motor configuration, tools like the 18v Cordless Sabre Saw or 18v Cordless ½” Impact Wrench can house larger, more potent motors. This directly translates to increased power and efficiency, giving you the ability to tackle even the most demanding tasks. Additionally, brushless motors are free from the wear and tear caused by brushes grinding against a commutator, ensuring consistent performance over time. While corded tools maintain their place in the industry, cordless power tools offer unmatched versatility and mobility without the hassle of cords.
The combination of battery efficiency and larger motors in cordless power tools, such as the Auto Feed Cordless Screwdriver, has transformed the way we work. This efficiency allows many tasks to be completed successfully with lightweight yet robust cordless tools. When you rent a cordless power tool from Centenary Hire, you’ll receive a spare battery and charger, ensuring uninterrupted productivity on the job.
Moreover, brushless tools boast an extended useful life and require minimal maintenance compared to brushed tools. The absence of carbon brushes, which wear out and require replacement, along with reduced commutator wear, means fewer interruptions and less downtime.
In summary, power tools equipped with brushless motors offer a compelling array of benefits. They deliver superior power, demonstrate intelligent adaptability to the task at hand, require minimal
maintenance, and feature extended lifespans. And let’s not forget the freedom from tangled power cords.
If you’re contemplating whether cordless power tools are the right fit for your project or job, our knowledgeable Centenary Hire staff is ready to assist you. They can provide expert guidance on
selecting the ideal tool for your specific needs. Plus, all the mentioned equipment is readily available for immediate hire, making it easier than ever to harness the power of cordless and brushless technology.
In addition to cordless power tools, consider exploring our range of other outstanding rental items that don’t rely on corded power. These include industry-leading survey equipment like the Rotating Laser Level, the exceptionally powerful Power Actuated Fastening Tool, and the versatile Electric Cargo/Stair Climbing Trolley. With these advanced tools at your disposal, youll be well-equipped to tackle any project with confidence and efficiency.