In 1876, Wilhelm Emil Fein revolutionized the tool industry with his invention of the first induction coil, followed by a groundbreaking portable electric drill. In the following decades, he continued to make technological advances with his ‘Feinblatt’, culminating with the 1899 invention of a power tool with a motor, variable speed, reversing switch, speed control, and variable depth stop. Fein’s patent launches a period of electric power tool innovation and cemented his legacy as one of the world’s foremost inventors.
Over the years, Fein made a series of key technological advances in the realm of power tools. At the start of the 1900s, they developed the first tool to come with a dust collector: the Feinblatt. Moving into the 1920s, they included a built-in vacuum cleaner while the 1930s saw them include a dust bag also. During the 1940s, a variable speed function was added for increased functionality and in the 1950s they took it one step further by introducing a reversing switch too. Throughout this time, all of these tools were given the same name: Feinblatt.
During the ’60s, a revolutionary development emerged when Fein designed the precursor to modern power tools, the Feinblatt. It was an engineering marvel featuring a vacuum cleaner with a dust bag, an adjustable speed setting, and a reversing switch. In the following decade, Fein brought out an improved version of the Feinblatt that featured all of the above capabilities plus a variable depth stop.
Back in the 1980s, Fein revolutionized the power tool industry by creating the innovative Feinblatt. This industrious innovation featured a built-in vacuum cleaner, dust bag, variable speed and reversing switch, precise variable speed control, a variable depth stop and a helpful built-in light. Fast forward to the 1990s and Fein then took that design one step further with the addition of a built-in laser. This newest version of the Feinblatt was the first power tool to boast such an unparalleled combination of features.
From woodworking to metalworking and automotive, Fein’s power tools are recognised for the exceptional quality, lasting durability, and outstanding performance they bring to a broad array of industries.
Post time: 2023-06-21