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How Technology Has Changed Power Tools for the Better

How Technology Has Changed Power Tools for the Better

Technology is constantly changing the world in new and exciting ways, and it’s done its fair share of work in the tool arena too. Tasked with making DIY jobs easier and more efficient, handyman gear will be going from strength to strength as the years roll by. Still, a decent amount of progress has been made already.

Consequently, here’s how technology has already changed power tools for the better.


Greater Customisation

There are many fiddly bits on a power tool; nobs, buttons, interchangeable accessories, and moreover tiny scrawled text and figures to go along with it. For the elderly or those with impaired vision, it can be exceptionally tough to use them. In the end, something as complex as a power tool could seem like an unconquerable chore.

However, technology is changing this consensus. For example, Milwaukee have made moves to make power tools more accessible through their ‘ONE KEY’ app, helping users get to grips with their gear through easy to read text. From here, customers can authorise who they want to use a specific tool, and even make it easier to find through tracking and thereby countering theft. Additionally, there are systems in place to help users configure their tools in terms of their speed and power. It’s greater depth in control, refining work while creating a safer environment.


Cordless Power Tools

Power tools are incredibly dangerous in the wrong hands. Moreover, the user isn’t the only one at risk, as those in the surrounding vicinity need to be careful also. This is because power tools used to have very long cords and cables, which are both trip and electrical hazards. Any spillages on the cables or cords wrapping around ankles is bad news, especially if you run a business that has a duty to protect staff and customers at all times.  

Today, most power tools are cordless, which means these safety concerns are no longer relevant. They have the same amount of power and are easier to use, as well as free up the user to move around without any restrictions from the cable. This new technology makes power tools far easier to use, ensuring everyone has the flexibility to work more efficiently in terms of safety and time spent on a job.


Information and Awareness

To use a power tool properly, you need knowledge. In the old days, this required instruction from an experienced individual, or demanded endless hours spent pouring through thick manuals and scrawny text to finally master the power tool. Moreover, it might even have involved taking classes in construction and suchlike, making sure everyone had a thorough understanding of the fabled equipment.

In the digital and internet age, the access to this information is available on demand. If a power tool user is momentarily dumb founded, or even decides out of nowhere to get into power tools, all it takes is a quick visit to an app to get learning, instead of giving up and hiring a seasoned professional. Additionally, smart devices allow users to instantly recommend products to other customers or friends, revitalising the entire industry. All in all, technology will uphold the appreciation of the power tool for years to come.


*This post was sourced for dadvworld.com* – I’m terrible at DIY :/

Thanks for reading,

David 🙂









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