I have one lament regarding power tools: They are all sized for the big, burly he-man with some serious muscle. Power tools go a long way toward leveling the playing field, so women can get serious about building, and repairing stuff... But... there's still a disadvantage here. Male muscle mass already has the edge, but when you add the issue that a lot of women have... being vertically challenged... now, that just adds insult to injury. I'm 5' 1 and 1/2" tall... on a tall day, and the most despicable tool for me to use is a weed wacker. I'd even rather play with a chain saw than a weed wacker. Other woman's lament... pull cords to start those small engines. Why do they have to make them so ****** long????
LOL.... point made... Designed for men. Though if its been tuned well It should start before you get to the end of the string.
As a Mechanical Designer I would often go to the production line and watch people work. To determine if the tools they were provided were suitable... Repetitive motion can really sabotage a production line. My expertise though is hand tools and holding fixtures. IF I had my druthers my favorite tools for ease of use and indestructability are by far air tools. Because the air does the work therefore there is no motor that has to be supported while doing the work. Air tools have their own issues though. Especially for working out where there is no electricity or where you cant set them up for the work.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson