Electric power tool manufacturer/inventor FEIN has spoken about its history, whilst also celebrating its recent launches, discussing a brand new product launch for the cordless rotary hammer drill.
FEIN began innovating in the late 1800s, combining the power of an electric motor with a manual drill to develop the world’s very first power tool.
The heavy drill, which weighed 16.5 pounds, was powered by a large but relatively weak DC electric motor, which didn’t turn very fast. Unwieldy and unproductive by today’s standards perhaps, but this was the start of FEIN’s 150 years of power tool innovation, having re-developed the electric drill many times since.
Last September saw this innovation lead to the launch of 10 new cordless drill/drivers; the ASCM 12 and 18 spearhead the ten, offering 4-speed capabilities, ‘Power Drive’ settings, quicker changes of accessories for application work, and are supported by a new battery range.
Mike Yorke, Director of MY Wood Designs Limited, bought his first OMT eight years ago when he sought a tool to sand a very intricate set of spindles on a banister. He got his ASCM 12 for testing at the end of last year to help FEIN UK and used it when working with MDF and timber materials, delivering for drilling pilot holes, countersinking into timber, and screwdriving connecting pieces of material.
He also found how the battery indicator clearly shows the amount of juice left in the battery before delivering any heavy drilling extremely useful.
Fein then added more machines, launching a new cordless mag drill in September and now, in the UK, FEIN launches its new rotary hammer drill – the ABH 18, enabling the end-user to drill up to 20mm in concrete.
It combines drilling, chiselling and hammer drilling in one tool, and weighs just 3 kilograms, with low vibration settings, similar to the technology in FEIN’s renowned multi-tools.
Thomas Blank, Product Manager, commented: “On the construction site and when undertaking metal construction jobs on site, you need powerful cordless power tools, delivering the same performance as mains-powered tools.”
“The main intended area of application for the cordless rotary hammer drill is securing metal structures on buildings, where holes of between 8 and 12 mm are needed. The new FEIN cordless rotary hammer drill with brushless motor is therefore designed for these very sizes.”
The battery and tool have electronic SafetyCell Technology, which protects the hammer drill from overload, overheating and total discharge, and shuts down the tool in a fraction of a second.
In 1867 Wilhelm Emil Fein founded the company, with a promise to manufacture electrical equipment that met customer demands, while consistently looking at innovative solutions for the industry. 150 years later, the company continues to deliver on the promise.
To find out more about the new hammer drill and FEIN, click here.
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