PutnamEco Posted September 8, 2012 Report Share Posted September 8, 2012 The first power tool I received was a hand me down Black & Decker U-400 1/4" drill. I got it from my father because he got tired of me always borrowing it to fix my bicycles and such. I still have this drill somewhere in my shop and even use it on occasion. It still runs like a Swiss watch. Remarkable that it still works after all these years. It has become a reminder that they used to make tools to last a lifetime.The first power tool I purchased on my own was a 1/3 sheet sander, again from Black & Decker, I have forgotten which model it was as I no longer have the tool. I got it to sand down an old rowboat I was refinishing at the time, that I got fed up with trying sand by hand. That tool was a major purchase at that time in my life. I wish I still had that sander but it was lost in a move.So what was your first power tool, and what memories do you have of it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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