Posted by Shelley Lowery at Saturday, December 26th, 2020 - 01:11:48 AM in Power Tools
The only way to beat competition is to have an advantage when it comes to tools. This is why you have to choose among the very best. You will get to choose power tools from reputable manufacturers. These include the German company Festool which is known all over the world for quality tools. Others include Hitachi, Kaymo, DeWalt and Bosch. They are an assurance of quality in your products and you cannot bypass them.
Even though the concept of the power tool has been around for a long time, it wasn't until the late 1800's when the first modern-era power tools became possible. The advent of electric motors made highly-efficient stationary and portable power tool technology a reality, and high-speed assembly lines made power tools both affordable and profitable.
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.
I have loved building sheds and homes and doing a variety of home improvements as well as many woodworking projects using both hand and performance power tools for years. I enjoy exploring how plans vary and adapt them for my needs. I like using my imagination as to how and what I can do to improve them. Imagine filling your own shed as a get-away for a workshop or dedicated hobby area with amazing power tools; that's what I am going to do next. Have fun with your imagination too!
The brief history just serves to illustrate the development of the drill and close on the heels of the drill were many other corded and cordless power tools. Mains powered devices operate on a variety of voltages 120v in the US and in Europe we operate on two voltages. We have 220-240v powered tools normally used in the home and for the less demanding applications whereas in the construction arena health and safety demands 110v units powered by 220-240v to 110v transformers. Battery powered tools use different battery types and operate at different voltages. The power screwdriver is the least demanding of the electrically operated tools in the power toolbox and may be supplied with as little as 3.6v batteries. The capability of the batteries has increased year by year as we have seen battery technology move gently from 9.6v to 36v such that we now have tools supplied with batteries rated at 12v, 14.4v, 18v, 24v and 36v. Needless to say the 36v tools are much more expensive than the 12v tools. The development in battery technology has been considerably more than just building larger battery packs. The latest batteries are Lithium-ion or Li-Ion batteries which enable more battery power to be delivered and batteries can be quickly recharged.