ECA & Milwaukee


Milwaukee Power Tools Supplied by ECA Toolfast


Milwaukee power tools has a longer history than most people would realise. Starting way back in 1918 and utilising the addage “necessity is the mother of all invention” Henry Ford no less, sought to find a power tool strong enough and light and portable enough to aid his workers in production as the First World War came to a close. A young Wisconsin manufacturer by the name of A.H. Petersen accepted Ford's commission, and developed what came to be known as the Hole-Shooter. Because of its revolutionary design it produced the power needed but with a lightness in weight that made the tool practical in a production environment. Weighing in at only 5 pounds, this revolutionary power tool was driven by a series-type Westinghouse motor allowing the tool to be operated one handed.