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Corded Tool Owners Treated for Depression Following Cordless Tool Upswing

All across the country, corded tool owners are being treated for depression following the recent upswing in cordless tool production. Citing everything from lack of new corded models to difficulty finding replacement parts, legacy tool enthusiasts are finding it difficult to cope in a world that seems to be abandoning the AC motor in favor of battery-powered tools.


Stories from the Front Lines

“It used to be that you could at least count on corded tools for heavy-duty jobs. Some of these jobs required corded worm drive saws, rotary hammers and breakers. Now, with the introduction of tools like the Milwaukee MX FUEL demo hammer, cordless technology is invading our once safe spaces,” said Dominic Santini, a concrete worker in Monument Valley, Utah. Dominic admits he hasn’t used a corded drill in years. He still feels that manufacturers should allow corded tools room to flourish in heavier-duty applications.

Jack Tripper of Santa Monica, California told us, “I used to pride myself on running the most powerful corded saw in town. I could cut anything on the job site quicker and faster than anyone. Anyone! Then some greenie came along with a Makita X2 rear handle saw and now I’m left wondering what the future holds for my collection of aging corded saws.”

Tool Manufacturers to the Rescue

Tool manufacturers from around the globe have been setting up programs for helping curb depression among corded tool users. Some of the solutions include:

  • Seminars on how cordless tools can work alongside their corded counterparts
  • Programs to allow submission of older corded tools into museums where they can receive recognition for their contributions to society, and
  • Local support groups made up of like-minded corded tool users


Several manufacturers have set up call-in numbers and online resources to connect corded tool owners and users. They hope to provide ways to manage and overcome depression and continue encouraging them in a world where corded tools increasingly become more and more obsolete.

For more information on these programs, please click here.

PS. April Fools.

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As a commercial carpenter for over 40 yrs I have seen this battery revolution coming for a long time. The advancement of motors and batteries have made it possible to have more powerful tools but is the high price worth it? I have thrown away drills and impacts when the batteries don’t hold a charge anymore