Design and DIY blogs abound, but the world of blogging tools is relatively small and a few stand out. These pages cover the latest tools and hardware from all the major manufacturers, and often highlight lesser-known tool makers.
Some of these tool blogs are aimed at professionals while others are aimed at warrior types over the weekend. Some are run by artists who have relied on tools for years and know them inside and out, while others are run by tool fanatics who are obsessed with the latest technology and tool designs. These are by no means my favorite tooling blog, and they should be yours too.
Power tools have long been a useful resource for various industries, helping workers in all disciplines. With special functions such as electric motors, power tools help to eliminate burden, manual labor. In a bad decade for power tool sales, financial stability in the construction and automotive industries gave way to new innovations in the tool market.
As they dominate the appliance market, power tools experience exciting trends and innovations - with new models of existing tools and, in some cases, completely new tools. Here are some of the trends driving the power tool market today:
There is a shift from wired to cordless power tools. While wired equipment still generates significant sales, the shift to wireless devices is significant. Cordless power tools include a collection of cordless tools such as band saws, circular saws, crimping pliers, impact drills, impact wrenches, impact wrenches and more. These tools are ideal for welding, milling, cutting, metalworking and other applications. The switch to cordless power tools indicates a desire for more mobile devices. Modern wireless devices can also run longer on a single charge than they have in recent years. Large power tool manufacturers were able to increase power tool sales by 5% through the introduction of cordless power tools.
With the proliferation of cordless power tools, long battery life is just one of the many features that complement these devices. Therefore, other changes are taking place in the power tool market, replacing lithium-ion batteries, nickel-cd or nickel-cadmium powered tools, and nickel-metal hydride powered tools. Lithium-ion batteries are smaller and lighter than their batteries and do not have a self-discharge, meaning they can be stored for months and at the same time maintain their lifespan. Lithium-ion batteries also offer a higher energy density or watt hour in a smaller size making them more efficient. This allows the battery to draw more current and run longer than Nickel-Cd. The average lithium-ion battery holds a usable charge for 12 months, while the NiCd discharges after only a few months. There are hundreds of batteries that use lithium-ion, and they all have different voltages and capabilities.