Posted by Joanna Cooke at Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 - 02:07:03 AM in Power Tools
A veritable power tool power house, the Craftsman brand was coined by the Sears company in 1927. At first, the company primarily manufactured common hand tools like hammers and screwdrivers; but soon jumped on the power tool bandwagon and is now one of the top-selling producers of all power tools, both stationary and portable.
Today we have the addition of a motor to many devices. Cutting for instance is made much simpler by tools like saws that have motors built in. You can still buy a hand model, but why.
You may also consider manufacturer. Some craftsmen are loyal to one brand or another and some brands are certainly better than others (this difference usually reflects in pricing). Favoring one manufacture(s) over another can more precisely define and simplify your search. Additionally, just as all craftsmen have a specialty, so do manufacturers. Certain brands build the very best of a certain tool - for example, Milwaukee in known for producing some of the absolute best reciprocating saws, and Bosch for the best jigsaws. The master behind each type of power tool can usually be found with just a bit of research.
The project in question is the completion of a tiling job to my covered terrace. The previous owners of this home seemed to be avid tillers. There was tile in virtually every room. The terrace that I was tiling was only about half way done, which made it look totally unfinished. It seems that these folks probably had tile left over after a job and used it when and where they could. In this case it appears that they had enough to start the job, but not finish it. So to finish it correctly…I initially tried to find a matching tile, but was unable to. No matter where I went, I couldn’t find the right color, size or texture. It’s possible that these were specially ordered.
Many folks are now able to build a personal small business around their ability to utilize these tools effectively. Therefore, we can note an industry creation of these small businesses. As tools become easier to use and skill sets are better defined, this relatively young industry will only expand and possibly morph into something we cannot yet see, but will eventually depend on individually as separate and independent persons with varying needs.