In the past we had to rely on hand tools in order to get the job done and depending on how hard the job was, the bigger the manpower it was needed in order to get it done.
With the invention of power tools, costs have been greatly cut, things have gotten easier and easier, and now pretty much anyone can do anything with the least amount of training in using these tools.
It is a good thing especially with the global recession and the increasing number of people that are willing to do everything themselves rather than to pay an expert to do the job in 10 minutes or less.
Another great thing that these tools provide is the possibility of handling your projects the way you want to, without being limited by the factors that would have limited you 200 years ago. You don’t have to be as big as a bear and as strong as an ox to do the difficult jobs that come with building and fixing things. All you need is a good set of power tools, a firm grip and a little time on your hands combined with the patience and attention to detail that they bring with them.
Another thing that makes these power tools great is the time factor. Back in the day, drilling a whole would of have taken a few hours at the very least because the only things at your disposal were giant screws that you had to turn by hand in order to drill the whole. That, combined with various other miscellaneous jobs that are required on the job site whether you are renovating a house or building it from scratch, made the project last for years on end.
Today, one can purchase power tools online and the workload is reduced so much that the same number of workers that were able to complete a house in around 2 years, are able to complete the same house in a couple of months as a result of power tool usage.
Other than construction sites, a lot of furniture workshops, advertising agencies and a lot more businesses had to gain from the humble power tools, and even though we might take them from granted with each passing day, remember that without them, we would of have been more or less stuck in the Victorian era, doing everything in a messy, bloody, and often dangerous way.
In conclusion, the importance of the highly underestimated power tools is a great one, and we can safely owe a lot of things, decisions, initiatives and possibilities as a result of their usage, their features and the huge indirect impact that they have had over our lives.