Milwaukee Drilling Hammer, Nail Pullers, and Pry Bars are the most popular brands of drilling equipment used in the industry today. They have been around since 1885 when they were founded by John W. Davenport. Milwaukee Drill Shop was their first location where they sold their products until it closed down in 1908 due to lack of business. By 1912, they had opened another shop at 6091 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., which was located in the old Liggett & Myers Hardware Store building.
In 1923, Milwaukee Drill Shop moved to its current location at 1235 E. Washington St., which is now known as the Milwaukee County Courthouse (now called City Hall).
In 1929, they changed their name to Milwaukee Drill Shop Incorporated and in 1954, they merged with MDS Industries Incorporated.
Milwaukee Drill Shop, Milwaukee Drill Shop Incorporated, MDS Industries, and Milwaukee Drilling Hammer all have different names but share many common characteristics. All three companies make drills and other drilling tools.
Some of these include: drill bits; hammer drills; nail pullers; pry bars; gas cans; gas pumps; oil drums and tanks; etc…
The main difference between them is price. MDS Industries is the most affordable; Milwaukee Drill Shop is in the middle; and the most expensive is a toss-up between Milwaukee Drill Shop Inc.
and MDS Industries Inc., depending on which product.
The three companies are also known for their reliability, dependability, and consistency. There are many advantages to owning a hammer drill from any of these companies.
The main reason is the long lasting durability.
These days, most people go for the least expensive option, but in the long run, you will end up paying more money because you will have to replace your tools that broke eventually. This is because the cheap tools are made with cheap parts that will most likely break.
They also don’t work as well and are very frustrating to use.
As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. It may be more expensive up front, but in the long run it will save you time, money, and frustration down the road.
Not to mention these tools are made to last a lifetime and can easily be handed down to the next generation.
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Sources & references used in this article:
- Universal pry bar (JR Skach – US Patent 6,913,246, 2005 – Google Patents)
- Multiple use hammer (K Boydon – US Patent 6,604,728, 2003 – Google Patents)
- Shock-absorbing claw hammer (JT Gierer, DL Pringle – US Patent 6,016,722, 2000 – Google Patents)
- Power tool trigger (DJ Duffek, SR Fischer, DB Griep – US Patent 7,015,409, 2006 – Google Patents)
- Utility bar (Z Khachatoorian – US Patent 6,257,553, 2001 – Google Patents)