There are many brands of power tools on the market for both home and commercial use. It would not be practical to single out one brand for the whole spectrum of tools. Different people have different reasons for their preferences, except for the brand loyalists; choosing one brand for all of your tools doesn’t always have to be the case. One brand may have the best drill, yet another brand the best ratchet. Tools can be classified by trade, classes, power sources, and more.
Professional tools are an investment. Researching and trying different brands is the best way to ensure you meet your needs. Hilti, Milwaukee Tool and DeWalt, are three of our favorite brands that consistently produce top-notch professional tools.
Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional. Hilti was founded in 1941 as a family start-up and is now a trusted global powerhouse business. Hilti remains family-owned with its global headquarters located in Liechtenstein. Hilti’s product list includes power tools, grinders, drills, saws, fasteners, anchors, design, and layout software.
In 2020 Hilti introduced over 40 new products at the World of Concrete show. Hilti is known for its outstanding products in the concrete industry. East & Westbrook is proud to have a partnership with this brand.
Milwaukee Tool has been a leader in performance, durability and reputation since its inception in 1924. Milwaukee has been unwavering in its commitment to design, producing exceptional products. Milwaukee focuses on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.
Milwaukee Tool’s website states, “we invest the time to work side-by-side with real users to understand the demands of a constantly changing workplace, to deliver solutions for a safer, more productive job site.” Fun Fact! Milwaukee Tool’s first customer was Henry Ford, who purchased the Hole Shooter compact drill used on the Ford factory floor.
DeWalt designs and optimizes professional workhorse solutions in tools, accessories, and services to ensure confidence for the most challenging job site conditions. DeWalt began in 1922 when Raymond DeWalt designed the first woodworking machine to increase productivity and versatility. In 1992 DeWalt introduced its first line of portable electric power tools and accessories created specifically for residential contractors, remodelers, and professional woodworkers.
Comparisons made to the three brands above are popular, each bringing something different to the table. All three brands are geared towards the professional, where tools must be reliable as they are worked hard every day. Some professionals and industry organizations are very loyal to their specific brand choice, while others mix and match depending on the tool’s task. What is consistent is that Hilti, Milwaukee Tool, and Dewalt tend to lead the construction and building industry. Dewalt is a favorite among homeowners as well. According to the Life Story Research of 2020, Dewalt is America’s most trusted power tool brand, with Milwaukee coming in at a close third. This competition keeps these companies on their toes and is a win-win for the consumer. All three of these companies are constantly developing new tools, fine-tuning their current models, and, more importantly, working with those in the field using these tools daily.
With safety leading our team and the decisions that we make both on and off the job site, it’s important to provide our crew with the equipment and tools that will help them successfully complete their job and do it in the safest way possible. It’s why we’ve teamed up with the top tool manufacturers in the industry.
Each of these companies offers a range of tools that can meet the needs of any contractor. Which brand is right for you depends on what you are looking for.
What trade sector is utilizing the tool can sometimes determine which brand you use. Partnerships and large volume discounts can also play into the equation. An Equipment Operator may need a tool for a completely different task than a Carpenter or a Plumber. No matter how the tool is utilized, what remains consistent is durability, dependability, safety, and consistent performance.
Some outstanding options:
- Cordless Breaker (TE 500-A36 SDS) – Demolition hammer for chiseling in concrete and masonry with Active Vibration Reduction (AVR)
- Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit (SF 2H-A)
- Gas Actuated Fully Automatic Nail Gun (GX120)
- Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit
- Milwaukee 2426-20 M12 12 Volt Redlithium Ion Cordless Multi-Tool
- Milwaukee 2626-20 M18 18 Volt Lithium On Cordless Orbiting Multi-Tool with Woodcutting Blades
- DeWalt CDF894HB 20V Max XR ½” Mid-Range Cordless Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil
- DeWalt D25951K 29lbs SDS Max Demolition Hammer
- DeWalt DCH416B 60V Max 1 ¼ Brushless SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Bare Tool
East & Westbrook Construction Co. Inc. has worked with commercial and industrial clients for more than 40 years to solve their most challenging construction problems. Through strategic partnership and calculated growth, we now offer our clients a wide variety of construction services both regionally and nationally. Today, 80% of our projects come from repeat customers. Our foundation is built on safety, quality, and performance. Lastly, East & Westbrook was awarded by Louisville Business First the Best Place to Work Award. For more information about starting your next project or joining our team, call 502-222-0303.