The advancement of Hand Powered tools into Power Tools
Picture this, you have just graduated and you want to get out on your own and become more independent. In order to separate yourself more from your family, you need to find a new place to live, but you can’t afford a new house so you buy an old house, which comes with many fix-it-up projects. Now you may be thinking this is going to take forever, but as you reach for your new power tools, your parents gave to you for your birthday, you realize this is going to be easier than you thought it would be because of the advancements in construction tools. Because of the new technology, household projects are becoming quicker, easier, and they save people money. The mechanism of hand tools has greatly advanced the construction industry for both construction workers and hands-on house owners. Through this paper the advancements of these tools will be clearly stated and some good and bad aspects of these advanced tools will also be explored.
The first type of power tools we will take a look at are the air-powered tools. According to Thomas Klenck, author of the article ‘How they work: Air compressors,’ air tools are powered by air pressure, usually in the form of an air compressor, which stores a large amount of compacted air until the trigger is pressed. After the trigger is released a valve opens and the force from the air trying to escape, from the one and only opening, creates a large amount of pressure, which in turn powers the air tool. The first type of air-powered tool we will be looking at is the nail gun.
The first type of tool which uses air power to do the same thing as a hand powered tool is the nail gun. The nail gun has taken the place of one of the most classic tools, the Hammer. One of the main positive aspects of nail guns is they use less hand-eye coordination, which means less smashed thumbs from missing the nail head while using a hand hammer. Also, less hand-eye coordination...