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Tools For Women

Posted by The Scroll Saw Lady on 29th August 2008

Tools for Women
Power tools aren’t just for men any more!  Women use power tools all the time now. Women have become more independent and the chores of the household have become less divided by gender. Women don’t need to wait for a man to build a shelf, or fix a hinge on a door.
While women can operate most any power tool, there are some now specifically designed for women. The Barbara K line features a cordless drill that is very light, yet very powerful. The cordless power screwdriver is the best selling power tool of the line. It is light weight and very easy to use.
Tomboy Tools has a great line of tools for woman, they are slightly smaller and lighter and are wonderful for any woman to use.  My problem is they are so pink!!  Tomboy also offers women a chance to sell their products in the home party plan business format.
Ladies Tools Online is another company that sells of all things… pink tools!  Do they have to be pink or we won’t know they are for women?  Even the freakin safety glasses are pink!  Where did they go to have all this pink merchandise made (Barbie’s tool factory)?  They do have some great tool sets that you can buy that have everything you could possibly need for home repairs, except the power tools.
Women enjoy doing home projects, and finding the right tool can be hard. Black and Decker offers the Project Mate. It is a three in one tool – featuring a scraper, detail sander, and a screwdriver. It doesn’t weight much, fits in the palm of a lady’s hand, and fits in small spaces.
Wrenches can be difficult to maneuver in some areas. Craftsman has the Flex Wrench set in both standard and metric, with seven sizes of wrenches. They are great for getting into tight spaces. They also help give you some added strength to loosen or tighten anything. 
A screwdriver is an essential tool for any woman to have. You never know when it will come in handy. Snap-on has the PentaGrip screwdriver that is amazing. It has a button on the top so you can lock the head into position. The handle is designed for smaller hands and has a soft grip.
The idea of power tools for women is catching on. Five ladies that bill themselves as non blondes from all over the country are in the process of creating an entire line of power tools for women called Savvy tools. The line is meant to make power tools a more comfortable fit for women in the hopes of promoting safety and making them less intimidating. Bulky power tools are often hard for women to use. The first two power tools are in the works and even have names, Sandra Dee the Sander and Donna the Drill.
Power tools for women that are designed to help them complete projects are anticipated to sell well. Those manufacturers who take this market demand seriously are going to be able to profit from such products. The key is going to be conducting research and finding out what types of power tools women use and asking what they like and don’t like about them. Women don’t want just a smaller version of the power tools out there or the color changed to something pretty. They want power tools that are easy to use and get the job done

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