Nowadays, almost no master can do without an electric drill. It is safe to say that this is the most common and popular portable electric power tool, which is widely used both for solving household problems and for professional construction and repair work.
The invention of the electric motor and its wide distribution have given impetus to many engineers, mechanics, inventors to create and construct portable electric power tools that were used both in medicine and in industry. For the first time, an electric drill was mentioned back in 1868 thanks to George Green, a mechanic and dentist, who applied the design of a motor, a flexible shaft and a tip in practice in a dentist’s office. In the middle of the 19th century, the twist drill appeared, which is still in use today.
Until 1894, the prototype electric drill machine had served in dentists’ offices. Until the world-famous entrepreneur and manufacturer of power tools, Wilhelm Fein, found himself in the dentist’s chair. He was interested in a gear-drilling machine, of course, he immediately thought of some changes, namely to connect an electric motor and a drill without a flexible shaft. At that time, the FEIN Company was already well known on two continents. The main activities of the company were the development, production and installation of fire alarm systems, telephone communications, energy, measuring equipment, lighting equipment and much more.
And already in 1895, Fein launched mass production of a drill with an electric motor. In truth, at that time it was a two-handed instrument with a rather large-sized design.
The Fein’s two-handed electric drills have gained widespread use. Until 1916, the electric drill had officially had exactly the Fein’s design.