THERE HAVE BEEN MANY OCCASIONS in the past when I’ve wanted to do a simple job, such as drilling a hole, sawing a piece of wood, or using a glue gun to join two objects. I have plenty of power tools, but the hassle of finding an extension lead, plugging it in, trying to avoid getting tangled up in the cable meant that more often than not I wouldn’t bother and would end up bodging the job with a hand tool.
Now, every power tool I buy is cordless. (Yes, even the glue gun.) And if they’re new enough to have Lithium Ion batteries, they’ll hold their charge until I need them. Cordless tools may not be quite as powerful, but they do mean you can do the job properly.