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The History of Power Tools: The Highlights

The History of Power Tools The Highlights 1895 The world's first ever electric power tool is created! Sparked by the birth of the electric motor in the 1880's, this drill was invented in Germany by C & E Fein. 1910 The Black and Decker Manufacturing Company opens for business. 1915 Makita Electric Works is born. C&R.FE STUTTE 1932 Bosch create the first 1916 1924 hammer drill that The Colt 45 automatic Schnizler (Metabo) can rotate as well as hand gun triggered a in Germany and strike, making light brilliant idea from Milwaukee in the of heavy work on Black and Decker as U.S. start making construction sites. they add a pistol grip to Fein's drill design. tools. 1957 Protecting users from electric shocks, the first power tool with a plastic casing was created by Bosch and a designer named Prof. Hans Erich Slany. 1961 The world's first cordless power tool arrives! A drill powered by a rechargeable nickel cadmium (NiCad) battery, manufactured by Black and Decker. 1963 NASA team up with Black 1966 and Decker to create a Metabo create the first cordless minimum-torque angle grinder with an S - tool they can use in space, automatic safety clutch in zero gravity, that will preventing dangerous spin the bolts and not the kickback! astronauts! 1971 One giant leap for power tools! The lunar surface drill goes to the Moon to collect rock samples on Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17. 1989 Happy days for cordless tools and the environment as nickel metal hydride (NİMH) batteries are here! A step up from the toxic NiCad batteries. Tmaku hakita DEWALT 18v ca 2005 Cordless tools get a major upgrade thanks to lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries and some tech development from Milwaukee. Cordless tools can now start to match mains powered tools for performance! 2015... Sources Produced by Black and Decker, Bosch, The Economist, Fein, Makita, Metabo, Milwaukee and more. KELVIN POWER TOOLS The full list can be found with the original infographic at > Professional Tools For Professional Users

The History of Power Tools: The Highlights

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What did the Colt 45 pistol have to do in the making of power tools? Discover the brilliant ideas & design innovations that made power tools what they are today!


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