==== ====Get the lowest prices on tools. Save up to 90% on tools at tools.com. Free shipping. Click here fordetails:http://www.tools.com==== ====Whatever your background or requirement power tools are used in almost every environment toimprove productivity and usually improve the quality of the work undertaken. When we refer topower tools we usually refer to corded power tools or cordless power tools. There are however acomprehensive range of pneumatic power tools which are great if you have compressed airavailable. Pneumatic tools lack the obvious portability of electrically powered tools and arefrequently confined to the workshop environment where the work comes to the tools rather thanthe tools going to the workThe electric drill was regarded by most as the first powered hand tool. The first electric drill waspatented in Australia on 20th August 1889 an attributed to Arthur James Arnot. This first drill wasprimarily intended for heavy industrial use and was invented before most communities were evensupplied with electricity. In 1917, Black and Decker introduced and patented the pistol grip andalso the trigger switch familiar on most products available today. This was the basis of the modernelectric drill and later models were soon shipped in thousands. 1961 saw the first battery powereddrill and as technology improves and prices fall we are now in a position where the batterypowered drills have taken over from the corded big brother.The brief history just serves to illustrate the development of the drill and close on the heels of thedrill were many other corded and cordless power tools. Mains powered devices operate on avariety of voltages 120v in the US and in Europe we operate on two voltages. We have 220-240vpowered tools normally used in the home and for the less demanding applications whereas in theconstruction arena health and safety demands 110v units powered by 220-240v to 110vtransformers. 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 powertoolbox and may be supplied with as little as 3.6v batteries. The capability of the batteries hasincreased year by year as we have seen battery technology move gently from 9.6v to 36v suchthat we now have tools supplied with batteries rated at 12v, 14.4v, 18v, 24v and 36v. Needless tosay the 36v tools are much more expensive than the 12v tools. The development in batterytechnology has been considerably more than just building larger battery packs. The latest batteriesare Lithium-ion or Li-Ion batteries which enable more battery power to be delivered and batteriescan be quickly recharged.With the advent of these higher voltage batteries we now have a wider range of battery poweredcordless tools. The cordless circular saw was not viable before the 18v or possibly the 24vbatteries became available. The SDS drill and demolition drill had always been corded until thelatest range of batteries mean there are now SDS and demolition cordless drills on the marketoperated on 36v power packs.
Result 00 of 00
00 results for result for
Power Tools For the Professional or the Do it Yourself Enthusiast
Get the lowest prices on tools. Save up to 90% on tools at tools.com. Free shipping. Click here for