Power tool

Uses and Classification
– Power tools are used in industry, construction, gardening, housework tasks, and more.
– They are used for driving, drilling, cutting, shaping, sanding, grinding, routing, polishing, painting, and heating.
– Power tools are versatile and can be used for various purposes.
– They are essential for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.
– Power tools improve efficiency and productivity in different fields.
– Power tools are classified as stationary or portable.
– Portable power tools offer mobility advantages.
– Stationary power tools excel in speed and precision.
– Stationary power tools for metalworking are called machine tools.
– Some stationary power tools can produce unique objects.

Health Impact
– Hand-held power tools produce noise, vibrations, and particulates.
– Dust emitted by power tools can pose health hazards.
– Manufacturers are developing power tools with dust collection systems.
– Hearing loss can occur from using power tools without protection.
– NIOSH recommends wearing hearing protection while using power tools.

History and Evolution
– Early factories used power tools driven by water wheels or steam engines.
– The electric motor revolutionized power tools in the 1880s.
– The global market for power tools is worth billions of dollars.
– Power tools have evolved significantly over time.
– Modern power tools are self-powered and more efficient.

Energy Sources
– Electric motors are the most popular power source for stationary tools.
– Other power sources include steam engines, burning fuels, and natural sources.
– Compressed air is used for nailers and paint sprayers.
– Some tools are powered by explosive cartridges.
– Gasoline-powered tools are designed for outdoor use.

Power Tool Brands and Companies
– Power For All Alliance Brands: Gardena, Gloria, Wagner, Rapid, Power For All Alliance batteries used on Bosch consumer tools in Bosch Home & Garden and Bosch Home Appliances lines.
– AMPShare – Powered by Bosch Professional: New name for the alliance using Bosch professional (blue) tools, incompatible with Power For All batteries, aimed at most parts of the world except North America, based on 80 million batteries sold since 2008, over two dozen companies participate.
– Stanley Black & Decker Cop.: USA, PR China, DeWalt.
– Bosch Power Tools of Robert Bosch GmbH: Germany, PR China.
– Hikoki (formerly Hitachi Group, Japan, owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.): Japan, PR China.
– Makita Cooperation: Japan, PR China, and Romania.
– Metabo (Metabowerke GmbH of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.): Germany (Nuertingen), PR China.
Milwaukee (Techtronic Industries, PR China, originally Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, USA): PR China, USA.
– Specialized Companies: Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, NIOSH Power tools database, Particulate matter emissions from activities of building refurbishment, EN 50632-1, EN 50632-2-5.Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_tool