Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Australian Made Power Tools and Overseas Tools available in Australia

A look at early Power Tools made by Australian-based companies with some imported items as well.

Australia had a number of manufacturer's of portable powered hand tools, going back to the beginning of portable tool manufacture.
The HTPAA has made a collection of these tools to preserve some examples for the historic record. many have come from member and we thank members and others who have made donations.
The majority of these tools are designed for approximately 240 Volts A/C 50 cycle power sources. A few can be used with both A/C and D/C power sources and rarely we find one made for 12 Volt power, both A/C & D/C.

Other tools and makers to follow when photography completed.

Electrical Tool Makers of the examples tools shown include:

Bentley, Black & Decker, Desoutter, ELECTRIX, HOLZ-HER, Jamec, K.B.C, LESTO, LIGHTBURN, Metabo, Millers Falls, Sher<, SKILL SHER, Sidchrome, Stanley and Wolf.

Electrical Power Tools

Pneumatic Power Tools

Some examples of pneumatic power tools operating on compressed air.

Hydraulic Power Tools

Here are examples of a large range of hydraulic tools used in Government, emergency services, construction, marine, tree trimming etc.



The majority of these tools pictured are from the HTPAA Australian and General Tool Collections, with additional pictures supplied by members.

The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these makers or any other Australian makers.

The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these tools or any other Australian Makers.

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

Tools and Trades Day

HTPAA's Tools and Trades Day is on July 7th 2018 9.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall (Tool Sale location).
The 2018 Day features nine expert speakers who will discuss and demonstrate their tools in the trades of colonial cabinet making, coopering, jewelry making, harness making, the early mechanics tools, pattern making, plumbing and shipwright/sail making.
For more information see the Tool and Trade Day page.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 8th July 2018 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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