2009 has been a big year for the power tool industry. No matter what the state of the global economy, the need for power tools and machines continues to increase world-wide, and the industry continues to reinvent itself and its products to serve customers in changing circumstances.
Tool trade shows like the STAFDA convention (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association) are the hottest front-line venues where tool and machine manufacturers show off their latest gadgets and newest improvements.
In the interest of appealing to money-saving durability, JET introduced a new line of “Unbreakable Handle” hammers this year.
With a well-known reputation for producing some of the toughest shop tools and equipment around, JET also meets these expectations in their line of hand tools by fully guaranteeing these hammers’ tempered steel handles.
Makita also rattled the power tool industry this year by making one of its most specialized tool design features available in more models.
Many smaller Makita rotary hammer models now benefit from the manufacturer’s unique sequential hit technology that was previously available only in larger hammers. With precisely timed bit rotation and piston striking, Makita sets a standard for fast, energy efficient drilling.
Some innovations by manufacturers have gotten really high tech this year too. One example is Bosch’s eyebrow-raising advances in laser level technology.
Their new dual plane laser levels (like the one pictured above) lack the typical spinning laser heads that would normally rotate to make a horizontal plane of light. Instead, they simply shine the light at a specially shaped reflective cone that scatters it into a two dimensional plane without moving parts, drawing a sharp line of creativity for their competition.
We at eReplacementParts.com have also been busy this year meeting the needs of the growing replacement tool and machine parts industry. After all, an expanding power tool industry means more parts for those tools and machines.
eReplacementParts.com has also seen several innovations to the website this year, including discussion features, customer product reviews, repair questions, and the most user-friendly search features and service around.
The approaching New Year makes this season more than one of reflection on the past, because new resolutions and commitments to the future also come with the calendar change.
Our valued customers can look forward to the same eReplacementParts commitment to service this year as any year. Keep an eye out for more parts availability from more top-of-the-line manufacturers, more customer-minded website features, and more of the same quality parts replacement service keeping those tools in great shape from year…to year.