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  • Rating: 4.5 Stars with 1,144 ratings
  • Category: Industrial
  • Released: over 2 years ago
  • Size: 5.44 MB
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Power Tool

The great grind of work is given a voice in the super grinding sound of the mega machines that make construction such fun. The dust flies far and wide. Sparkling clouds of crushed stone and steel spiraling away into the afternoon rays of sunlight, creating a sheen of sandy surface to the once crystal clear air. A power tool is a tool powered by an electric motor, an internal combustion engine, a steam engine, compressed air, direct burning of fuels and propellants, or even natural power sources like wind or moving water. The lathe is the oldest power tool, being known to the ancient Egyptians (albeit in a hand-powered form). Early industrial revolution-era factories had batteries of power tools driven by belts from overhead shafts. The prime power source was a water wheel or (later) a steam engine. The introduction of the electric motor (and electric distribution networks) in the 1880s made possible the self-powered stationary and portable tools we know today. Portable electric tools may be either corded or battery-powered. Compressed air is the customary power source for nailers and paint sprayers. A few tools (called powder-actuated tools) are powered by explosive cartridges. Tools that run on gasoline or gasoline-oil mixes are made for outdoor use; typical examples include most chainsaws and string trimmers. Other tools like blowtorches will burn their fuel externally to generate heat. This sound uses the following file from Freesound: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=123515

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