Some top-rated power checkering tools are the NSK power tool sold by J&R Engineering, and the Foredom power tool created by the Miniature Machine Company in Texas. The tools from the Miniature Machine Company are more affordable than those sold by J&R Engineering, as of 2016, but they do have a heavy and thick cable that runs from the hand piece toward the motor, according to Checkering.
J&R Engineering owner Jon Doiron carries a wide selection of both power and hand tools for those who varying skill levels, from beginners to experts. J&R Engineering offers to sharpen and repair any tools previously purchased from them. Companies such as Brownell carry high-quality power and hand-checkering tools, but also carry many other items the user may need, such as the checkering cradle and vice.
A company called Dembart carries a variety of power and hand tools, but users have found that the older tools equipped with interchangeable heads often become very loose during use and are not very good for beginners. Since the prices of Dembart tools are very affordable, however, it is possible that beginners may want to try one out on a practice stock, to see if the products work for them, according to Checkering.