- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 11, 1999
From the drawing board to construction sites, this is an in-depth look at the tools that are building the future.
Archeological evidence proves that man was using tools at least four million years ago. For thousands of years, their development continued at a steady pace, as better materials and innovations slowly transformed the devices we use to shape the world. But by far the greatest change to the tool bench is comparatively recent.
MODERN MARVELSTM plugs in and charges up for a whirring, buzzing look at the world of POWER TOOLS. Uncover their origins and get an up-close with some of the very first power tools ever made. Visit the companies that have made their names (and fortunes) putting these tools in the hands of carpenters, contractors and homeowners. Examine the latest innovations that are continually making them safer, more powerful and easier to use. And go out on the job to see just how much more effective they are than the traditional, unpowered versions they replaced.
Put on your safety goggles for a fascinating tour of the history of POWER TOOLS.