Identifying the Basic Parts of a Cordless Drill and What They’re For

Get the most out of your cordless drill deal by knowing how to use it and what parts work where. Renovation experts, woodworkers, and DIYers love their cordless drill. Whether you’re new to the party or are simply updating and verifying your knowledge, this guide’s a great resource.

 

Power source

PrimeCables cordless driller
PrimeCables cordless driller

Cordless drills require recharging to be able to tap into their power. As a cordless (DC), you have 4 main types to browse. 4V or 8V drills are ideal for delicate materials, 12V drills are light and compact, 18V or 20V drills are more heavy-duty and are able to be used on the majority of professional work, and 36V are rarely found however they do exist and are used for the heaviest of applications.

 

Trigger

 

Every drill has a variable speed trigger. The more you pull it, the more speed and power you’re provided. This allows a user to modify their approach, depending on the project. The trigger is similar on cordless drills as they are on corded models.

 

Rocker switch

 

The rocker switch on your drill lets you switch the chuck from a rotation forward, when turned clockwise, to reverse, when turned counter-clockwise. When the switch is in the middle, it will lock it out.

 

Gear selector

 

The gear selection switch is not common on all cordless drills but can be found on some, allowing a user to switch gears. As you may know, the relationship between speed and torque is inverse, meaning when you’re on high speed you have less torque and on low speed you have more. Some cordless drills may have three or four gears to choose from.

 

Mode/clutch collar

 

Just below the chuck, you’ll find a rotating collar on most cordless drills. This allows you to select lower torque than what your gears are capable of. This is can help on projects which requires lower torque.

 

Chuck

 

Although some key chucks still exist, the majority on cordless drills these days are keyless. Rotate the chuck at the front clockwise to open or counter-clockwise to close it. As you likely already know, you’ll notice metal prongs which come out to grab your bit when it’s tightened down.

 

Motor

 

Everything relies on the motor to work smoothly. There are two types of motors – brushed and brushless motors. Brushless are more expensive and usually deliver a better performance, compared to brushed which are more affordable and will still deliver a strong performance.

 

Buy your cordless drill and drill accessories from PrimeCables today. As one of the best reviewed cordless drill models in Canada, we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its power and performance!

See the Perfect Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts for Him from PrimeCables

Valentine’s Day gifts from one of Canada’s most loved brands are on-sale today. Browse PrimeCables to find the perfect Valentine’s Day tech gifts for him. These are just a few.

 

Premium HDMI Cable with Nylon jacket

 

An easy, inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift for a man deep into his home theater system is a gold-plated Nylon jacket HDMI cable. Although it’s not very flashy, a home theater system which doesn’t have some good HDMI cables behind it is weak. If you’ve already got your big gift selected, throwing one or two smaller gifts on top can help support the occasion.

 

Tilting TV wall mount for flat-panel TVs

 

If you’ve discussed switching things around in your living room or possibly buying a TV wall mount, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect time to surprise him. Choose from a basic tilting and curved model to more advanced types meant to accommodate larger flat-screens – like a full-motion articulating arm model or a full-motion above fireplace pull-down model.

 

Dual LCD monitor desk mount

 

If you’re buying for a gamer or someone who works in the arts with multiple monitors, a dual monitor desk mount can be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Celebrate the holiday of love by giving them something they can use day-in and day-out. Using a monitor desk mount, it’ll help them clear off space from their desk and give them the chance to instantly upgrade their workstation or gaming station.

 

5-pack magnetic mount family pack

 

While we’re discussing mounts, an underrated Valentine’s Day is our pack of five magnetic mounts. Use them in the car, at home, or in the office. Mount smartphones and tablets, photos, and/or other similarly sized items. These magnetic mounts feature 250g of weight-bearing strength, a powerful neodymium magnet, and an adhesive base that allows it to be stuck almost anywhere.

 

Height adjustable sit standing desk

 

The last Valentine’s Day gifts for him to make it on our list is a gas spring assisted sit-standing desk. Although this isn’t a ‘tech gift’ per se, the way in which it can completely re-design a person’s workstation, it might give them new ideas for how to use their existing tech accessories. Through PrimeCables, you’ll find several height adjustable desks on-sale including some models under $100.

 

Valentine’s Day-themed products are predictable, usually expensive, and their impact is really only felt on February 14. Instead of shopping overpriced items at the mall, shop online with PrimeCables, grab your favourite Valentine’s Day gifts for him, and go beyond the limits of romance. Give him something he’ll actually appreciate and use! Shop PrimeCables today.

If you’re Single this Valentine’s Day, Stay in and Have Fun Shopping with PrimeCables

If you’re single and already over Valentine’s Day, take February 14 as an opportunity to shop PrimeCables.

 

See deals on cables, adapters, mounts, sit-stands, ergonomic office accessories, home theater accessories, smart home products, and network solutions. Completely check out on Valentine’s Day and reject all the mushy hoopla of the day. You know we will!

 

Sit-stand desks

 

As Valentine’s Day arrives, you may want to buy yourself a new desk to help mix things up at your home workstation or in your home office. Check out some height adjustable desks, including an ergonomic riser 35” wide for $179.99, a massive sit-standing height adjustable riser for $129.99, a small and portable adjustable laptop vented table for $29.99, or a stand-ready standing desk accommodating to laptops and similar-sized products for $24.99. If you don’t have plans with a partner and don’t want to grab some friends for some Instagram-perfect party activities, take the day to invest in yourself!

 

TV wall mounts

 

It’s easy to feel left out on Valentine’s Day but all in all, it’s just one day of the year. It’s not even that great of a day considering it falls in the middle of February. Take the time to upgrade your home entertainment system this February 14. Shop a range of TV wall mounts including a heavy-duty tilting mount for flat-screens up to 70” for $15.99, the more accommodating full-motion mount for $34.99, or a dual LCD monitor desk mount if you’re using computer monitors for $49.99. Embrace a grumpy day on Valentine’s Day and buy for yourself. Treat yo’ self!

 

Best sellers

 

PrimeCables has also got a number of our most favourite items to show you for your Valentine’s Day shopping trip. These include an inexpensive magnetic smartphone car mount for $3.99, an absolutely exquisite 27” curved 1080p monitor for gaming and watching movies for $279.99, multiple USB-C adapters, a height adjustable laptop and tablet stand for $5.99, an iPhone thin soft case for under $1, wireless Bluetooth ergonomic earbuds for $9.99, a 32” HD LED TV 720p flat-screen television perfect for bedrooms and small spaces for $149.99, and a children’s multi-functional ergonomic height adjustable desk and chair for $109.99.

 

Get through Valentine’s Day by treating yourself right. If there isn’t anybody there to wine and dine you, and buy you things, that’s no excuse not to do it yourself. See no-pressure deals and exclusives from PrimeCables. Shop your favourite products on-sale from today until February 14!

Affordable Valentine’s Day Gifts for under $50 in Tech, Computers, and more!

You don’t need to spend more than $50 on any Valentine’s Day gift for it to be meaningful. Obvious gifts like chocolate gift boxes and teddy bears from the local drugstore though can be perceived as not so thoughtful. Avoid what’s expected this Valentine’s Day and as February 14 continues to approach, search out some of these tech gifts, computers, and more.

 

Over-the-ear headphones – $19.99

 

Using over-the-ear headphones, they don’t need to worry about people bothering them while they’re engaged in something, earbuds falling out while they’re at the gym, and can listen to music cancelling out the rest of the world while they work. If you’re thinking about finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a music lover, this is one of the more perfect on-budget gifts you can buy.

 

6-outlet wall mount with two USB connectors – $8.99

 

See 6 grounded AC outlet and dual universal USB ports which you can use to charge two devices simultaneously. As one of the most advanced USB-capable wall mount surge protectors on the market, it’s a great addition around a gaming station, workstation or anywhere your partner may have a significant amount of electronics to contend with. Take the stress out of deciding what to plug in where.

 

360-degree rotatable magnetic car mount – $4.99

 

Among the best Valentine’s Day gifts when it comes down to cost-to-value, this magnetic smartphone car mount can be placed anywhere in your car or even utilized in the home. If your partner’s constantly grabbing at their smartphone while they drive to search for directions, using a mount like this is way, way safer and far more attractive in appearance. For the right person, this Valentine’s Day is more powerful than any bouquet.

 

Single monitor desk mount – $14.99

 

If they have a home office, a gaming workstation, or are in front of their flat-screen computer monitor on a regular basis, a single monitor desk mount is something your Valentine will appreciate. Elevate one’s monitor off the surface of the desk, leaving them with more room. Affordable and under $50, this Valentine’s Day is just right.

 

Smartphone camera Bluetooth remote – $6.99

 

If you’re buying for someone who loves to take their own selfies or who has aspirations of becoming an Instagram photographer, a smartphone Bluetooth remote is a great opportunity to give them some more options. Although photographers are always looking for new lenses and filters, a wireless remote can help expand some of their options with what type of photos they want to take.

 

Shop all these under-$50 Valentine’s Day gifts and more at Canada’s favourite eCommerce source, PrimeCables!

The Best New Year’s Sales in Canada you can Shop right Now!

After Christmas and Boxing Day have passed, you won’t find very many brands going on the offensive sales-wise. For a lot of companies, they’re focused in replenishing inventory sold in the lead-up to the holidays and for others, they’re maintaining until the next big sales season come springtime. For shoppers with a little extra in their pockets this post-holiday season though, there are still a few New Year’s sales in Canada you can shop right now.

 

PrimeCables is one of Canada’s fastest growing eCommerce sites, specializing in the sale of hundreds of products in cables, adapters, mounts, sit-stands, tools, appliances, home theater accessories, smart home accessories, and network solutions. For the best New Year’s sales in Canada, shop PrimeCables to see where you can save $100s. Shop top products ranging from ergonomic height adjustable sit-standing desks to TV wall mounts, Ethernet cables, and more.

 

For anything you may have missed this Christmas or anything you may want to compliment the gifts given to you by family and friends, now’s a good time to capitalize. Plenty of Canadians this Christmas received all sorts of products that work wonderfully alongside a USB Type-C cable, an HDMI cable, and/or any of the other accessories in the PrimeCables catalogue. If you don’t quite get the gifts you wanted for Christmas, no worries there because PrimeCables has everything. See some amazing accessories like smartphone holders, sync and charging cables, and 360-degree magnetic mounts to be used with any smartphone in any vehicle.

 

If you’ve recently purchased a new TV or have some new home theater components to try, there’s no shortage of speakers, mounts, wireless Bluetooth speakers, or more to choose from. PrimeCables also has media streaming devices, projectors and projector screens, headphones, and numerous electronic products that range in expense from the affordable to luxe.

 

Among the most requested gifts this December for the holiday season are the PrimeCables 70-piece 20-volt lithium ion compact cordless drill tool kit perfect for home project repair, the PrimeCables large full-motion TV wall mount for flat-screens between 50” and 90”, optical Toslink audio cables, the PrimeCables 100” projector screen which is both portable and collapsible mountable from both wall and ceiling, speaker wire, the PrimeCables mini-amplifier with two-way bookshelf speakers on-sale, and the PrimeCables free-standing adjustable footrest.

 

The best New Year’s sale in Canada is with PrimeCables! Shop your favourites today and enjoy ‘free shipping’ on any order above $49.

PrimeCables’ New Year’s Sale 2019 – Half-Price Deals on Cables, Adapters, and more!

PrimeCables’ New Year’s sale 2019 starts 7 AM and lasts all through January. See half-price deals across categories like cables and adapters as well as with mounts, sit-stands, tools, appliances, home theater accessories, smart home products, and network solutions.

primecables new year sale 2019
primecables new year sale 2019

Shoppers can sort through and pick out the best deals anytime on PrimeCables’ eCommerce site. Available as online-only offers, when these discounts go live, they apply only as long as quantities last. Help us clear out some of our overstock and Christmas inventory this January!

Some of the great New Year’s sale on cables include discounts up to 70% off on HDMI cables, audio cables, video cables, network Ethernet cables, Apple-certified USB cables, DisplayPort cables, smartphone and tablet sync and charge cables, and more.

 

Some of the recommended New Year’s cable deals include the premium USB to micro-USB sync and charge cable for only $1.99, six feet of Cat6 Ethernet cable in blue for $1.99, a 1-metre lightning USB cable for $5.99, and one of our favourite smartphone accessories the magnetic car mount 360-degree rotatable holder which is also among our biggest sellers!

 

Some of the great New Year’s sales on adapters include HDMI adapters, DVI adapters, VGA adapters, DP adapters, converters, splitters, switches, network adapters and couplers, audio and video adapters, USB adapters and memory cards, keystone jacks, gender changers, and wall plates.

 

Whether you’re looking for discounted cables for yourself or you want to get a head-start on Christmas or birthday shopping for next year, this is a great place to do it. Check out our full range of products online today and bookmark your favourites. Needless to say, there’s something for everyone in the PrimeCables catalogue and on any order above $49, receive fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada.

 

Some additional products to pay attention to, on sale for our New Year’s 2019 sale, are an angle-free TV wall mount for flat-screens up to 50” in size for under $6, a high-speed premium HDMI cable for under $3, and an ultra-thin protective iPhone hard case with tempered glass for under $2.

 

There’s also an amazing 3-in-1 deal for only $43.99 to look at. For that price, enjoy a large full-motion TV wall mount for TVs up to 70” in size paired with cable organizers and 6 feet of HDMI cable.

 

PrimeCables is the place to shop this New Year’s. Stop in on December 31 when the sale goes live and browse all the half-price deals on cables, adapters, and more. Spend big, save money, stretch your dollar, and do it all from the comfort of your couch!

View Post-Christmas Deals between Here and New Year’s Day Exclusive to PrimeCables!

Amazing post-Christmas deals await in the PrimeCables catalogue with $100s to save. If PrimeCables’ Christmas deals are a good indicator, after Christmas is going to be the perfect time to buy all your favourite products in cables, adapters, mounts, sit-stands, ergonomic office accessories, home theater, smart home accessories, network solutions, tools, appliances, and so many other categories. See some of our unanimous recommendations from our official December gift guide!

 

Electric height adjustable sit-stand desk – $169.99

 

Dominating the ergonomic office category and one of our customers’ favourite ergonomic sit standing desks, this electric height adjustable desk is a great way to up the quality of your professional office. Engage the body just like you do the brain! Use a height adjustable desk to stand when you want to stand and sit when you need the rest. The addition of the electric component also makes it extremely easy to move your desktop up and down as needed.

PrimeCables sit stand desk adjustable mount
PrimeCables sit-stand desk adjustable mount

Anti-fatigue standing mat – $32.99

A lot of us like to stand when we work on our hobbies. Whether it’s in the kitchen, garage, a home office, or somewhere else, standing in a spot for a long time can put a surprising amount of strain on the body. An anti-fatigue standing mat like this can come with multiple purposes. Regardless of what you hope to use it for, it can be a nice way to make doing the dishes, working at a tool bench, or doing work in your home way, way easier on the legs and lower joints.

 

Triple screen desktop mount for monitors up to 30” – $49.99

Almost every day, PrimeCables receives yet another order from a Canadian who’s purchased this massive triple screen desktop mount for monitors between 10” and 30”. For gamers or young professionals in need of multiple monitors – graphic designers, music producers, photographers, or more – elevate three screens to an ergonomically acceptable height. Taking advantage of one of our post-Christmas deals like this, you can save $100s off similar product in-store.

 

Some of the other post-Christmas December sales and exclusives you’ll find browsing our eCommerce catalogue include a 27” flat gaming monitor in 4K for $299.99, a professional HDTV fishbone designed outdoor antenna for $19.99, a beautiful 10-outlet metal housing surge protector for $9.99, a 10-watt wireless charger for Qi-certified fast charging iPhones for $29.99, and a 200-watt Class D Bluetooth speaker amplifier for $99.99.

 

Before New Year’s Day, shop with PrimeCables for trendy, unique gifts and products. This December, every week, see new deals!