Posted by Lynne Skinner at Monday, November 30th, 2020 - 02:07:25 AM in Power Tools
The first thing to sort out is to firstly carry a first aid kit with you when working with power tools. It is essential in your workshop to have one close by as you are bound to injure yourself in some way and even if it is something like a cut it is best to have first aid close by.
With technological advancements in industrial equipment, power equipment are now stuffed with plethora of modern features that work wonders, in dimidiating your work. However, do not get carried away by the list of un-ending features. There is a possibility that you might not even use a dime of them. Therefore, figure out your usage first and, then search, compare and filter out the one that fits your bill.
Since the ancient Egyptians began using a hand-powered lathe centuries ago, man has striven to make arduous building and assembling tasks easier, quicker, and more efficient through power tools. We've come a long way from those sand-covered turning machines, but the end goal is no different from our desert-dwelling ancestors. Today, nearly every home in every industrialized country houses and uses power tools.
Before undergoing any do it yourself project, make sure you invest all of your options and read up on the project. If the project is relatively easy, you may want to buy a set of power tools to complete it yourself.
The electric drill was regarded by most as the first powered hand tool. The first electric drill was patented in Australia on 20th August 1889 an attributed to Arthur James Arnot. This first drill was primarily intended for heavy industrial use and was invented before most communities were even supplied with electricity. In 1917, Black and Decker introduced and patented the pistol grip and also the trigger switch familiar on most products available today. This was the basis of the modern electric drill and later models were soon shipped in thousands. 1961 saw the first battery powered drill and as technology improves and prices fall we are now in a position where the battery powered drills have taken over from the corded big brother.