4 stand-out developments in the power tool industry

The power tool industry has seen huge advancements in recent years. With manufacturers working to continually improve the performance and functionality of their equipment, we’re seeing more and more innovations in power tool technology. So, what are some of the most stand-out developments to note? Here, we explore four key advancements and how they’ve improved the user experience.

  1. Innovative cordless technology

The advancement of cordless technology has meant more and more DIYers and professional tradespeople are choosing cordless models over corded alternatives. With improvements in the power and performance of cordless technology, there’s now a huge amount of high-quality cordless power tools available, from grinders and polishers, to saws, sanders, drills and more. Of course, the key benefit of cordless technology is that it offers increased mobility compared to corded tools, without the restriction of a specific length of wire from a power source.

  1. Enhanced battery life and power

As increasing numbers of people are opting for cordless power tools, the requirement for long-lasting, high performance batteries has soared too. Luckily, there have been advancements in this area, with lithium-ion batteries offering impressive battery life and power compared to NiCad batteries of days gone by. Typically, lithium-ion are more efficient as they provide strong power output for longer run times and require charging less frequently. Industry experts expect battery technology to continue to advance in the years to come.

  1. Smart security systems

Another key development in the power tool industry is the creation of smart security systems. For example, Milwaukee’s anti-theft tool tracker ONE KEY features Bluetooth technology, barcode scanning and more so you can see exactly where your tools are at any given time. The simple tool inventory software allows you to track the location of all tools across different job sites or teams from one central management hub. This is particularly useful for professionals in the construction industry who may have a wide range of expensive power tools and want to reduce potentially expensive losses due to theft.

  1. User-friendliness and functionality

Many manufacturers build tools with user-friendliness and functionality in mind – which has led to the creation of more efficient technology than ever before. For instance, some companies have begun to roll out single products such as multipurpose batteries which can be used to power a wide range of tools. This is of course hugely convenient and cost-effective, and therefore appealing to the mass market. In addition, manufacturers are also concentrating on making tools more eco-friendly – with designs that produce less emissions and can be disposed of in a green manner.

As technology continues to advance in our modern world, we’re sure to see further developments in power tool capabilities. How do you think the industry will advance in the years to come?

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