When a power tool breaks, it can be tempting to simply go out and buy a new one. However, this isn’t always the best course of action. Depending on the severity of the damage and the age of the tool, it may be more beneficial to repair the tool instead of replacing it. There are a few things to consider when making the decision to repair or replace a power tool.

The first is the cost of the repair. The 50% rule says: If the cost of maintenance is more than half the value of the tool, it’s likely more cost-effective to replace it. But if the cost is less than half the value, it’s better to repair it. This is a generally good rule of thumb to think about when it comes to tool repair.

The second thing to consider is the age of the tool. If it’s relatively new, it may be worth repairing but if it’s older, it could be better to replace it. An unwritten rule for power tools is after the warranty has expired, the tool isn’t worth fixing. Having suffered enough rough jobs and truck drives, you can safely say that the problems you are having with your tool is likely due to regular wear and tear after the warranty expiration. When a power tool hits the 3-year mark you should keep a backup handy, so you aren’t in the field stranded without the proper equipment you need to finish the job.

The third thing to consider is the severity of the damage. If the damage is minor, such as a loose screw or a small crack, then repairing the tool might be the best option. However, if the damage is more severe, such as a broken blade or a cracked casing, then replacing the tool may be the better choice.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to repair or replace a power tool depends on a variety of factors. Consider the cost of the repair, the age of the tool, and the severity of the damage when making your decision.




At AIS our professional repair technicians are properly trained and equipped to quickly and accurately identify as well as complete your power tool repairs. AIS Tool Repair Division stocks thousands of new parts and accessories for most major brands and types of tools which means fewer delays due to back-ordered parts.

We understand that you need your power tools to help earn a living, so we strive in keeping our service level high to keep your downtime to a minimum by stocking new parts and accessories for most major brands and types of power tool repairs. Bring your tools into the Denver office for a free estimate.

We also have over 300 manufacturer brands so you can call us to help you find a tool that meets your needs.

Call our Tool Repair office in Denver, CO today at 303-377-0497 or check out what stock we have available by calling or texting us at 303-355-2391.

AIS Tool Repair
8103 E. 39th Ave
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-377-0497
Fax: 303-388-4533



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