Study #: 3628 | Published: 06/2018 | Pages: 209 | Individual User License: US$ 5,000

This report encompasses electric (plug-in and battery-powered), pneumatic, and other (hydraulic, powder-actuated, and engine-driven) portable power tools, parts, and attachments for them that are used in a variety of applications. Types of power tools include:

  • drills
  • hammers
  • impact wrenches
  • nailers and staplers
  • percussion tools
  • planers and routers
  • saws
  • sanders, polishers, and grinders
  • screwdrivers
  • other power tools such as cutting tools, engravers, glue guns, leveling devices, lubricating equipment, nibblers, nutrunners, riveters, and shears

Parts and attachments included are batteries, battery chargers, chiseling tools, dies, drill bits, drill chucks, driver bits, dust collection systems, grinding discs, hammer heads, sanding belts, sanding pads, and saw blades.

US demand for power tools is forecast to rise 3.9% annually through 2022. To capitalize on growth, it is important to recognize the key factors driving increases and the markets in which their impact is strongest.


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Power Tools

Power Tools in the US: Demand, Trends, Companies & Scope

This report encompasses electric (plug-in and battery-powered), pneumatic, and other (hydraulic, powder-actuated, and engine-driven) portable power tools, parts, and attachments for them that are used in a variety of applications.

Types of power tools and their parts and attachments include:

  • drills
  • hammers
  • impact wrenches
  • nailers and staplers
  • percussion tools
  • planers and routers
  • saws
  • sanders, polishers, and grinders
  • screwdrivers
  • other power tools such as cutting tools, engravers, glue guns, leveling devices, lubricating equipment, nibblers, nutrunners, riveters, and shears
  • parts and attachments such as batteries, battery chargers, chiseling tools, dies, drill bits, drill chucks, driver bits, dust collection systems, grinding discs, hammer heads, sanding belts, sanding pads, and saw blades

Sources & Scope

Both primary and secondary data are used in the production of this Study. While primary information was gathered through consultations with marketing/technical personnel of participating companies, secondary data and background information were derived from numerous trade publications, including:

  • ASSEMBLY Magazine
  • Builder
  • The Fabricator
  • HBS Dealer
  • HomeWorld Business
  • Industrial Supply
  • Popular Wookworking
  • Tools of the Trade

Corporate annual reports, SEC Form 10-K filings, product catalogs, and other company information were also used extensively in framing the industry and market environments and as input for market size assessments.

Power drills and other tools

The Economy's Role in Power Tools Demand

  • Professionals seek out cordless power tool when going to  purchase.
  • Changing behaviors of women are seeing them use more power tools now than ever before. 
  • As more content like how-to videos are added online, a growing number of people are seeking to do their own DIY projects.

How is the power tools economy responding to these trends? 

  • More technological advances are being made to extend the line of cordless power tools.
  • Places like Home Depot are adding classes specifically aimed at teaching women to become hands-on learning.
  • Online outlets are providing practical instruction and support the new DIY ethic.

Who Buys Power Tools?

One-quarter of the population reported buying a power tool or accessory in the last year, reflecting the popularity of power tools among the population, as well as increased purchase rates in 2017 amid sanguine economic factors. Consumers living in rural or suburban areas were more likely to purchase power tools, as they are more likely to live in houses rather than apartments or condos that may have restrictions on home customization.

This Study will report more details on age of consumers likely to make these purchases by home environment, gender, age, marital status & children.

Where are the Best Opportunities for Growth?

Electric power tools are more popular than pneumatic tools, but both have opportunities for growth, especially in the professional market. As far as international trade, China is the largest source of US power tool imports due to the country’s lower labor costs and extensive manufacturing infrastructure. 

This Study provides a more thorough analysis of opportunities by electric power tools, pneumatic & other power tools, markets, and distribution channels.