The Proud History Of Black And Decker Power Tools
2010 is the centennial year for the company known around the world for Black and Decker power tools. Although many people think of them as just small, handy gadgets to give at Christmas (probably from all the holiday ads), many actually use the tools without realizing it and nearly all benefit from the company’s innovative products.
The name Black & Decker is recognized all over the world today. The company has plants in 11 countries, and their products are sold in over 100 nations. The quality of their products and their innovation are legendary. B&D electrically powered tools have changed the way people take care of their homes and gardens and the way much of the industrial world operates.
They are perhaps bast known for their electric drills, saws, and screwdrivers, both plug in and cordless, but their impact on the automotive industry cannot be underestimated. They invented stud welding, which makes building cars easier while making the vehicles themselves stronger. They also make ‘fasteners’. Yes, they do make locks, but think pop rivets and you will begin to get the bigger picture.
B&D saws of every kind, drills, sanders and planers, screwdrivers, flexible flashlights, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers, industrial tools, and even cookware are available in over 100 countries, as the factories in 11 nations turn out power implements large and small. They also make fasteners, which mean everything from the locks on your door to pop rivet guns used in naval shipyards.
With the proper tools, an amateur can turn out professional-quality work, and the use of battery power makes working inside and out much easier. Quick repairs are simple when there is no need to dig out an extension cord and run it to an outlet, or when the job is too far away from the outlet. Whether the job is in the home or on the line, the right tool can get it done, and the fact of power lets a worker get more done with less time and fatigue.
It’s a century since S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker started making machines to make bottle caps and candy. It’s not quite as long since they invented the trigger switch. Now a global manufacturer, their company maintains the reputation that has always made Black and Decker power tools prized possessions.