Posted by Brittney Terrell at Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - 01:16:28 AM in Power Tools
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.
Term power tool is used for a tool with a motor. Power tools are used for some specific purposes or operations that are not possible to perform manually. It is generally used to reduce the work of operator. Drill, router, electric sander, lathe and saws are some common types of power tools. Power tools may easily perform a complex or difficult task.
Another example are saws. There are many types like circular saws, reciprocating saws, jig saws, band saws, cut-out tools, multi-tools, and chain saws to choose from depending on your needs. Here again there is a saw that fits the needs of different situations. If you use the proper one for the job, you will spend less time on the job and not have to do more work to clean a rough job up afterwards. Believe it or not I have seen some folks do demolition work with a chain saw and ruin the chain when it hit nails, whereas, a reciprocating saw with the right blade would cut through that like butter.
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.
Sometimes you may want to just get away from some other situation, and having a project/job to do may just be the right thing at the right time. Wrapping your mind and body around something physical can be the temporary escape you need. Granted, its not gonna solve any problems, but it will allow you to get away for a while…and that may be all the time you need.