Chapter 5: 1931 - 1940 5: 4. Hand tools vs power tools

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In the 1930s, the pace of conversion from hand tools to power tools becomes more rapid. Manufacturers of scaled-down woodworking machines, powered by fractional horsepower motors, include Boice-Crane, Delta, J D Wallace, Walker-Turner, and Sears continued  distributing power tools under its label. Issues of Popular Homecraft and the Home Craftsman
are sprinkled with brief articles high-lighting the latest tools released to the market. In the wake of the local chapters of the National Homeworkshop Guild formed after 1933, under the umbrella of the National Homeworkshop Guild, excitement about new tools among amateur would be inevitable

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