Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, rev/min, r/min) measure the frequency of rotation, specifically the number of rotations around a fixed axis in one minute.
It is used as a measure of rotational speed of a mechanical component.
Why is RPM important for power tools?
RPM, or revolutions per minute, is a measure of how fast a motor spins. The higher the RPM, the more power the tool has. That’s why it’s important to choose a power tool with the right RPM for the job at hand. If you need a lot of power, you’ll want a tool with a high RPM. But if you’re just doing light work, a lower RPM will do just fine.
RPM is also important because it determines how fast a tool can work. The higher the RPM, the faster the tool can do its job. That’s why it’s important to choose a power tool with the right RPM for the job at hand.
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