Monday, February 1, 2016

Power Tools 101

Whether you are moving into your first apartment, or you are a seasoned do-it-yourselfer, there are some basic power tools that can make a huge difference in the success of any home project.

For most projects, cordless tools make sense. Newer technology means more power, and better battery life. Cordless tools won't limit where you can go- especially helpful if you are working on a project that's outside. And you won't end up with any damaged or fraying cords.

It might be tempting to go with the least expensive options, but in the long run you will get the most value if you are willing to invest a little up front. It you are planning any home improvements, this is a great list of power tools to have on-hand to get you through most projects:
  • Hammer drill
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Impact driver
  • Circular saw
  • Good work light
While it's certainly not necessary to purchase all the basic tools at once, a kit can provide cost savings over purchasing each tool singly. We especially like the DeWalt 20V MAX Lithium Ion 5-Tool Combo Kit.

The DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Tool Kit comes with a hammer drill with patented 3-speed all-metal transmission and 1/2-inch self-tightening chuck; a reciprocating saw with key-less blade clamp that allows for quick blade change; a 1/4-inch impact driver featuring 3 LED lights with 20 second delay to provide visibility; a 20V Max LED work light that delivers 110 lumens of light output; and a circular saw with 6-1/2-inch carbide blade that can cut 2-by-4's at a 45-degrees angle.

Global Sales offers a wide range of power tools. In addition to DeWalt, we also carry Makita and Hilti power tools, as well as any building materials or supplies you need to get the job done.

Contact one of our building supplies experts at Global Sales and let us help you get the right tool, or tools, for the job.

Increase Your Purchasing Power

When it comes to our client-partners in the building business, our goal is to help you save time, hassles and money on all your building projects. With over thirty-five years of experience with the building trade in Bermuda and the Caribbean, we've built on our experience to develop in-depth knowledge of local construction methods and code, of appropriate product selection for coastal climates, of shipping, and of exporting to the Caribbean and Bermuda. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

Let Us Handle the Nuts and Bolts

You have clients to work with and projects to build. Let Global Sales handle all the legwork of purchasing to allow you to focus on what's important- glowing and strengthening your business.

We Hammer Home the Value

Leverage our purchasing power! Because we work with many contractors and building professionals throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands, we have built up solid relationships with our sources. This gives us the ability to offer you wholesale pricing while you create expensive-looking results at low costs.

We Can Nail Down Everything You Need

As your one-stop shop, we offer everything you need for your building project end-to-end- from steel, lumber and drywall to cabinets, plumbing, lighting fixtures and much more. We eliminate the hassle of going to multiple suppliers and sources. Just tell us what you need, and we will find an excellent solution for you.

Take lumber, for example. As a key component in most building projects, lumber constitutes a major cost. The expenses are ramped up when the mill doesn't have exactly what you need, or won't break bundles. What about exotic species? If you are even able to find a supplier, will they only ship random width and length bundles? All this creates yet another increase in your costs. And what about shipping costs? How can any one mill meet all your construction needs AND be able to help you efficiently consolidate and ship your order?

J.B. Warnemunde explains how Global Sales can offer great solutions to your lumber challenges.

Global Sales Listens to YOU

We will review your plans, take note of your requirements, and evaluate your project needs. We offer:
  • Thirty-five plus years of experience in procuring building materials and supplies
  • Advice on best times to buy commodity items
  • Competitive pricing
  • One itemized quote
  • Strategic sourcing of materials
  • Transactional expertise
  • Service that is focused on you and your needs: not just on the materials, but the time in which you need them!
  • Shipping coordination and consolidation
  • Savings in time and money- passed directly to you
Contact one of our building supplies experts at Global Sales and let us help you get what you need for your next project.